Hot Air Balloon Rides CT (Connecticut) Price
Flight Memories - Optional Video and Still Picture Options
For many of our flights, we fly a drone near the launch location to get an epic view of the takeoff and ascension. We also include a 360 camera in the basket for passengers to take selfies, videos of the beautiful sights, and a different view from the balloon.
These options are additional after the flight because they depend on what footage could be captured.
You can get a preview of the footage and decide on the best option for you.
Selected Still Frames
A shared collection of digital still frames from the drone and 360 camera featuring launch, soaring, and views from the basket.
Raw Drone and 360 Videos
A shared folder of all the raw drone footage. The 360 footage is edited to capture both the views and passengers in artistic videos.
Our skilled videographer will create a custom video with a shareable link set to music of your choice. Includes a link to the raw footage as well.
FAA Commercial Hot Air Balloon Pilot
Become a Sponsor
Create a Flying Billboard!
Contact Us to design and affix your own corporate balloon banners on the main balloon or the basket. Your brand can be proudly displayed at:
Regional agricultural fairs
Corporate Functions with a tethered balloon
National or international events and festivals
During our regular Passenger Flights
How long are flights?
On average, passenger flights are approximately one hour in length. Flights can vary from 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on wind conditions, the temperature of the air, and when the pilot finds a suitable landing field.
What time of day do the flights take place?
Flights take place at sunrise and approximately 2 hours prior to sunset. Hot air balloons are not able to fly freely in the middle of the day due to thermal activity, which makes the air unstable. Tethered rides can take place throughout the day depending on wind.
What type of weather conditions are needed to fly?
Hot air balloon passenger flights typically take place in winds less than 8 knots, with no rain or approaching storms in the immediate area. Flights also require visibility of at least 2 miles.
What type of clothing should I wear?
No special clothing is required for hot air ballooning. We suggest practical and comfortable apparel, including long pants, a light jacket, and an optional hat. We do not fly high enough for a significant change in temperature, so plan to dress for the temperature of the day.
Can I take pictures and videos?
Yes! Feel free to bring your cell phone or other cameras and get shots of the amazing views. Just don't drop them!
Can I get the additional video and pictures of my flight from outside the balloon?
Yes, your celebration host will take many shots of you as the balloon inflates and prepares to launch and provide them as part of your main flight package.
How can I purchase the additional footage?
Payment can be made through PayPal, Venmo, a check to the company, or another option at your convenience. Our videographer will reach out to you after the flight to help you with the options.
How can I create a Tethered Balloon Event?
You can have a tether ride anywhere in Connecticut and at any time of the day if the wind is less than 5 knots at event time. Please contact us for our availability and location analysis.
How can I reserve a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride?
Simply purchase the Private Hot Air Balloon Ride gift certificate first, and then we will manually reserve a date/time over the phone.
Where do we meet?
The take-off location depends on the weather condition, but is most frequently Toutant Airport in Woodstock, CT. We will notify you about your specific take-off location a day before your flight.
All tickets are prepaid in full and are non-refundable. We do understand that sometimes passengers situations change and they no longer can or wish to use their balloon ride tickets. For this reason, the tickets are transferable. If you wish to transfer your ticket to another party, please ensure their health or ability is not restricted. Simply let us know to whom you have transferred the ticket and we will adjust our records so they can schedule it.
If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for here, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help.