Hot Air Balloon Ride
Meeting location is Johnson County Executive Airport, Olathe, KS
May - September:
Daily - Sunrise & Sunset
October - April:
Saturday & Sunday - Sunrise & Sunset
- Your FAA certified pilot has over 22 years of experience
- Enjoy stunning views of the Kansas City countryside
- Embrace the serenity as you float effortlessly thousands of feet above the ground
- Traditional champagne toast and snack upon your landing
- For a romantic ride for two, check out our Private Hot Air Balloon Ride!
Float majestically through the sky in a graceful hot air balloon enjoying the romance, tranquility and breathtaking views of the Kansas City countryside.
Your FAA certified pilot has over 22 years experience flying hot air balloons and has logged over 1,000 hours as pilot-in-command.
After flying from tree-top level to several thousand feet, your once-in-a-lifetime experience will conclude with a champagne toast and either a breakfast snack or a sunset snack while the crew packs up the balloon.
Ballooning is an intoxicating experience and is a great way to celebrate that special occasion or to spend time with that special someone.
Flights are scheduled at sunrise and just before sunset because that is when the winds are the calmest.
All passengers must be at least 10 years old and be able to climb in and out of the basket and chase vehicle unassisted.
Approximately 45 minutes of flight time
Up to 6 per balloon
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Tennis shoes or comfortable footwear is important.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 4 weeks in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.
What time are flights scheduled?
Morning flights meet a half an hour before sunrise and evening flights meet three hours before sunset.
What's the temperature in the balloon?
The temperature does not change much from the ground to our top altitude. You lose three degrees every 1,000 feet. So if it is 75 degrees on the ground at 1,000 feet it will be 72 degrees.
What does the flight feel like?
Flying in a balloon is like nothing else you will ever experience! You will become part of the wind gliding above the treetops. A ride in a balloon is a very smooth, peaceful, enjoyable experience.
What altitude will we reach?
You will fly anywhere from tree top level to several thousand feet.
What is the balloon made of?
Hot air balloons are made of a polyester or nylon material.
Where will we land?
You will land where the wind takes you. Your pilot will steer the balloon using wind directions at different altitudes, but ultimately Mother Nature decided where we will land.
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"We were very pleased with the whole experience. We had to reschedule our initial date, and it was taken care of with friendliness and courtesy.."
"We had a balloon ride in Temecula. . .wonderful experience! Our hosts were delightful and made it a memorable day. Dale and Dian Blanchard"
"We had the experience of a lifetime riding in the Purple Passion! This is just after we landed... unfortunately it was difficult to get a picture in the balloon but we got to enjoy the sunset behind us! "