When you think of Rhode Island, do you think of barbeque? Yeah, we didn’t either until we were invited our first year to one of the most incredible ballooning festivals in the United States home of the RI BBQ competition. Once we tasted the many varieties of barbeque from honey glazed barbeque to spicy smoked we were intrigued about what else this beautiful Ocean State had to offer.
We began our trips around Rhode Island like most people do, started in her busiest city Providence and worked our way outward. For balloonists and riders alike you quickly become aware that not every part of the sky can be flown as landing can become difficult if there are only tiny spaces. So we looked for what unique things we could find that weren’t necessarily in the big city, some not even part of a large city at all. For instance, we came across Green Animals Topiary Garden while exploring Portsmouth. This place was amazing offering the most brilliant botanical sculptures we had ever seen. After experiencing that we knew we wanted to keep track of these places to give our clients a point of reference to look out for on one of our flights or even for them to visit once their ride had ended.
One of our favorite sights is of the Atlantic coast, especially the lighthouse at Point Judith at sunrise. Did you know this was in view of the end to WWII? Because of Rhode Island's variable wind pattern we don’t often get to see such beauty, but we occasionally still take a trip there with our guests. We also learned that Rhode Island hosted the first circus, while on our excursions. Travelling at slower speeds in one of our balloons allows for much to see, and of course you have a 360 degree angle view of the whole of Rhode Island. Trust us, you’ll see something new every time you fly.
We are lucky, we get to see the stunning scenic side of the state everyday aboard our flights and we always hear the same thing from our passengers, “I had no idea Rhode Island was this gorgeous”. From the Northeastern Coastal Forests to the Atlantic in the distance we can see why. Being limited to the ground should never be a person's fate for their entire life, the sky was made for exploring, so why not start today?
BECAUSE TRAVELLING IN A HOT AIR BALLOON IS SO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MEANS OF FLIGHT TODAY, IT WILL BE UNLIKE EVERY OTHER ADVENTURE YOU CAN HAVE IN THE SKY.
Balloon rides take place in the morning and late evening. At these times it won't be too heated outside and the landscape will be that much more amazing. For the night owls in the world, the rides at sunset typically go on two or three hours before dusk.
ANYTHING AROUND YOU, EVEN YOUR MEANS OF LIFT, IS AIR.
The moment you are up in the air you will find yourself anywhere between 500 and 3,000 feet above the ground. Weather permitting, a hot air balloon can fly all the way up to 10,000 feet. Considering that you operate in a balloon, this experience doesn't really have a certain destination. Typically your balloon will wind up journeying somewhere between 2 and 5 miles over the course of roughly an hour.
We only offer the best for you, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Every one of our pilots is a proven professional. Each and every professional coordinating with us must be in possession of a Pilot's Certificate and license through the Federal Aviation Administration.
Leaving the ground in a hot air balloon is an adventure into pure fantasy. To this day, you can still experience the moment of magic that initially carried man's dream of flight into reality.
In your daily life, it's about the destination. There is so much to complete that you rarely find the opportunity to unwind. Finding yourself out in the world and above the woods transforms everything. You are one with the sky in a tranquil moment beyond the grasp of time. Solely above beautiful Rhode Island will you get such a feeling of freedom.
Your journey will kick off with gas burners bursting to life, lifting your balloon off the ground. When you reach just the right height, a tranquil quietness will wash over you. It truly feels like you're up above the world. The breathtaking surroundings of Rhode Island will be just below the basket where you stand up. Your guide will be a qualified pilot that guarantees a satisfying and safe adventure for all. Your worries remain on the ground.READ MORE
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It is going to be a significant time in your life, whether it is spent on a date night or perhaps making that intimate engagement that much more exceptional.READ MORE
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The first story of man reaching the sky was in a balloon. From the first flight in the 1700's, hot air balloons have stood the test of time.
Much has changed in the past centuries, but hot air balloons are still quite simple. A substantial, colorful balloon is overhead, full of air heated by burners.
Just like there are all types of reasons for hot air ballooning, the balloons are available in all sizes and shapes. Depending on size, a hot air balloon can hold as many as 16 people. Numbers of 4, 8, 10, and 12 people are the most popular though.
Balloons packed with hot air is a pretty unique way to fly, and how it runs is really pretty neat. You're able to have such a gorgeous view simply because hot air is not quite as dense as cold air. When the balloon is full of hot air it is lifted into the sky by the cold air around it. Thanks to this you can actually move on air.READ MORE
This conveys your dream to live. If you have a question, anything to make this experience that much more special, we can certainly make it happen. Be it a fond memory in the making, or an opportunity to start a fresh stage of your life, this is your chance. Simply contact us and our reps are standing by to address any question you can think up.