Hot Air Balloons offer an exceptional adventure experience, but often a once in a lifetime treat that includes a little bit of fear and trepidation, occasionally a little romance, but absolutely exhilaration!! Check Out our list!
Heaven Bound Balloon Rides (Stow – Tallmadge – Ravenna – Rootstown, OH)
Heaven Bound Balloon Rides offers spectacular views, and specializes in Champagne Balloon flights. They fly out of Stow, Tallmadge, Ravenna and Rootstown depending on the day and the clients riding. FAA licensed and certified pilots. Call them at 234-208-5264. You might find this company online as Fun-Makers, same folks!
Mid-Ohio Balloon Adventures in Mt. Gilead, OH
North of Columbus in pleasant Mt. Gilead, you will find Gary Tyo owning and operating Mid-Ohio Balloon Adventures. Having acquired his commercial ballooning license in 1982, he has no accidents nor injuries on his record and he will be the man flying you up above the counties surrounding Mt. Gilead, OH. Find his website here: http://www.midohioballoon.com/ or call Gary at 419-560-7535.
Real Adventure Hot Air Balloon Company in Columbus, OH
Often flying out of Polaris, Dublin, Plain City and Pickerington, Read Adventures Hot Air Balloon company boasts year round flying at around 1500 feet above the ground. Real Adventure Website , or 614-443-1200.
Fly Ohio Ballooning in Marysville, OH
West of Columbus you will find Marysville, Ohio. Here you will find Fly Ohio Ballooning. Call them at 937-642-9121 to enjoy the romance, adventure that the beauty of Central Ohio’s beautiful country panoramas can offer. They also offer tethered rides.
Gibboney’s Aerostation in Grove City, OH
Located south of Columbus in Grove City, Gibboney’s Aerostation uses FAA certified commercial pilots with perfect safety records. Their reviews seem great and they have a slew of photos to get you ready to preview your trip. 614-845-4335
Ventures Aloft in Huron, OH
Located on Ohio’s Northern Coast, a trip from the Ventures Aloft Huron location will give you a gorgeous view of Lake Erie and the multitude of wildlife along this nearby migratory bird path. Call them at 619-535-9669 and reserve your spectacular view!
Bella Balloons in Lebanon, OH
Bella Balloons fly in the Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati Areas. They have 5 balloons in their fleet.
Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Company also in Lebanon, OH
Flying out of the Warren County Airport, Gentle Breeze boasts 11 balloons, outstanding awards and recommendations. Visit their website. or call 513-932-9007
Did You Know?The great American Benjamin Franklin was one of several ‘crowd source’ funders to the the first hot air balloon in Paris, France while he played the role of ambassador in the late 18th century.
Word of Caution on a Vendor
If you start looking up google on your own, you will find several websites that rank well, but are really just a middle man, and upcharge for leads sold to all of the above REAL companies I found above.
These are the junk sites: