U.S. Hot Air Balloon Ride – Montgomery County, PA

Riding in a hot air balloon has always been a dream, but I always thought that a ride would be thousands of dollars so I kind of pushed it to the bottom of my list. But when I researched a bit, and found that I could get a balloon ride for under 200.00 a person I was ecstatic!

Headquartered in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team is the only company in the that is qualified to arrange hot air balloon rides and tours locally, nationally and internationally!

The United States Hot Air Balloon Team is fully staffed with experienced pilots who take you up in a company owned balloon. They manage, guide, and direct your entire experience from booking your flight through the champagne toast at the end of your flight!

We choose the ride that departs from Montgomery County. Instructions on what to wear and not wear are mailed to you, along with your tickets which also includes helpful information on how to get to the launch site. Finding it was really easy with the nifty sign!

When we got to the launch site we got to watch them unroll and blow up the balloon! It started as a small lump on the ground:

Then got bigger:

And bigger:

While we watched it being blown up, we got a bit nervous about how we would get into the basket but our smiling balloon pilot explained to us he would have us crawl into the basket while it was on its side. Then as the balloon rose upwards, the basket would also slowly rise up and we would end up standing upright instead of having to climb into the basket.

Once the balloon was up, our ground crew took some pictures of us all in the basket.

The pilot explained to us all safety procedures and showed us proper landing and take off positions and we were off!! The low level flight lasts about an hour.  Drifting over the spectacular scenery and quaint Montgomery County villages was a memory we will all cherish for ever! We sailed up.


and up till we reached a mile high!

Then we started our decent. Searching for our landing spot was so much fun! Our pilot finally found a perfect spot, the middle of a cul de sac right next to a teenagers end of the year pool party! The kids ran out to greet up, laughing, giggling and being more excited than I have ever seen a group of kids! The US Hot Air Balloon team had our basket down very easily and then the balloon deflating began!

If you have seen a hot air balloon in the sky and thought ‘how cool’ I highly suggest you give US Hot Air Balloon a call and set up a ride. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Reserve your balloon ride online today or call 1-800-763-5987 for more information!


  1. Ellen Ross says

    I didnt know you were from pa..until i saw the view. then i knew right away lol!!! i would love to do this!! thanks for sharing!

  2. Can’t mistake that power plant- huh? 🙂

  3. Vikki Cousin says

    All I can say is wow! I have always wanted to go up in a balloon. This is the first time anyone actually shared all the details. This review is perfect. Thank you for sharing. I always wondered what it would be like.

  4. Maria Iemma says

    This sounds so exciting…I wish I was not afraid of heights and I had the courage to go on a balloon ride. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  5. Karey Smith says

    I’ve always wanted to do this!

  6. Ever since I was little, I have wanted to go on a hot air-balloon ride! I was first introduced to them through the James Bond movie, ‘Octopussy’. When my family and I lived in Abilene, Texas, the city featured an annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Unfortunately, we never got to go but I will someday!

  7. ellen beck says

    That sounds so fun! There is a balloon festiival here every year but I dont think they offer rides. I bet where you touched down the kids went wild! It looks like you all had a wonderful time I glad you got to go.

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