First, your winning bidders will meet the pilot and ground crew who will take them to the launch site where the beautiful balloon is being inflated. Then the ground crew will unpack the equipment and invite the passengers to participate in the inflation process. After launching, the balloon will gently ascend and float between 500 and 1,000 feet. They will travel above the treetops and below the clouds for about an hour, covering five to ten miles--wherever the wind takes them! The whole experience takes about three hours...three fantastic hours!
200 Balloon Ride Locations Nationwide!
Your winning bidders can choose from any of them. Scroll down for location list below!
AUCTION TIP: The FundraisingRides Auction Packet includes a detailed list of locations. We recommend printing at least two copies of the location list for the event so that more than one attendee can consider bidding on the items at a time. If your attendees have to wait to look at the location list, they may move on and forget to come back to place their bids!
The Flight Ticket Package That Your Winning Bidders Will Receive Includes:
- An Official Soaring Adventures of America, Inc. Flight Ticket good for at least 12 months from your auction date
- The list of Our 200 Hot Air Balloon Ride locations, pilots' names, and ride scheduling phone numbers
- A Colorful Keepsake Picture of a Hot Air Balloon.
Hot Air Balloon Ride Locations
If your bidders live near a major metropolitan area: Our convenient ride locations are typically between 15 and 60 minutes from most large cities and major metropolitan areas. Below is a list of the large cities and major metropolitan areas we service for Hot Air Balloon rides. In many cases, there is more than one launch site for each major metropolitan area.
If your bidders don't live near a large city or major metropolitan area: We have many locations not near large cities and major metropolitan areas! So, please give us a call if you are looking for something in a more rural part of the country, (800) 762-7464.
If you don't see your city listed below, Call Us at (800) 762-7464! We have 200 locations nationwide, odds have it we have at least one location that is convenient for you. Just give us a call and a friendly representative will give you more detailed location information.
You Bidders Will Receive Scheduling Phone Numbers for all 200 Locations
Our tickets are good at any of our locations across the country. In fact, the winning bidder may end up taking their ride while on vacation!
Hot Air Balloon Rides Are Available within 15-60 Minutes of These Large Cities and Major Metropolitan Areas
(List is Alphabetical by State and City)
Alabama: Auburn, Huntsville, Montgomery
Arkansas: Bentonville, Fayetteville
Arizona: Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City, Marana, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Tucson
California: Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Oakland, Oceanside, Oxnard, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Rosa
Connecticut: Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury
Colorado: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Pueblo
District of Columbia: Washington
Florida: Clearwater, Daytona, Fort Lauderdale, Kissimmee, Land O Lakes, Melbourne, Miami, Mt. Dora, Ocala, Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Georgia: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus
Illinois: For Chicago, De Kalb, and Rockford--launch site is 90 minutes away, Springfield
Indiana: Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Marion, Muncie, New Albany, Terre Haute
Iowa: Ames, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Marshalltown, Waterloo
Kansas: Kansas City, Emporia, Topeka
Kentucky: Bowling Green, Frankfort, Hopkinsville, Louisville
Louisiana: Alexandria, Shreveport
Massachusetts: Boston, Springfield, Worcester
Michigan: Ann Arbor, Bay City, Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Port Huron, Saginaw, Utica
Missouri: Branson, Columbia, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Springfield, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Warrensburg
Nevada: Carson City, Las Vegas, Reno
New Hampshire: Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth
New Jersey: Asbury Park, Elizabeth, Hackensack, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, Trenton
New Mexico: Albuquerque, Taos
New York: Albany, Elmira, New York, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Syracuse, Troy, Utica
North Carolina: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston Salem
Ohio: Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Marion, Middletown, Newark, Toledo
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
Oregon: Grants Pass, McMinnville, Medford, Portland, Salem
Pennsylvania: Allentown, Harrisburg, Lancaster, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, York
Rhode Island: Providence
South Carolina: Anderson, Greenville, Rock Hill, Spartanburg
Tennessee: Clarksville, Franklin, Johnson City, Kingsport, Murfreesboro, Nashville
Texas: College Station, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Houston, Sherman
Utah: Provo, Salt Lake City
Virginia: Arlington, Shenandoah Valley, Williamsburg, Winchester, Woodstock
Washington: Pasco, Richland, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver
West Virginia: Shenandoah Valley, VA
Wisconsin: Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee