Balloons Over Virginia, Inc.

Flying Lessons
9988 Lickinghole Rd., Ashland, VA 23005 9988 Lickinghole Rd., Ashland Directions
+18047980080
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Balloons Over Virginia, . in Ashland, VA is dedicated to providing guests with the most affordable and convenient travel arrangements.

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Report | 3 years ago
Gilbert was wonderful. This is definitely an evening the family won't forget.
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Gil was such a wonderful operator. He taught us facts I never new about history. Not once did I not feel safe. Both my husband and I enjoyed ourselves. I have already started to point people in his direction. We had a blast. Thank you! 2 thumbs up
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Report | 3 years ago
Such a great experience! Gilbert and his crew did a fantastic job. He put my 70+ year old mom at ease and she did great. We would highly recommend this establishment!
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Report | 3 years ago
Gilbert is a great host. The ride was worth the price and drive. Every trip is a new adventure.
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Report | 4 years ago
Haven't been on the balloon ride yet, but so far have had pleasant exchanges with the owner/operator as far as scheduling and what to expect. I look forward to the trip on Oct. 15.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great trip! I know lots of people who would like to fly with you. Offer a deal again!
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Report | 4 years ago
I felt Gilbert and Jordon tried to make our excursion pleasant, take our safety into consideration at all times and landed us safely. They might want to include in their pre-flight instructions for women to wear pants. Thankfully, I did. Also, it might be noted that some physical agility is needed to get in and out of the basket. At under 5' I was barely able to do so and was sore the next day from the excursion. (I am 63) I did not realize it could be that stressful on my body. I only thought of lightly soaring through the skies. :)
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Report | 4 years ago
Wonderful flight! Thanks! I felt very safe and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
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Report | 4 years ago
Thank you for all your help in scheduling our flight.We are looking forward to it!
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Report | 4 years ago
Thank you so much for an awesome experience. I was a bit scared to fly but I was so comfortable by the end, I hated to see the balloon to come down. I want to do it again. The history of ballooning was a nice touch, as was the toast afterwards.
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The burner roars to life and inflates a nine-story-tall balloon, hoisting a basket aloft into air currents just above the treetops. Cradled in the basket alongside a Federal Aviation Administration–licensed commercial pilot, passengers look out upon panoramic views of forests and rolling open countryside. They drift along, breathing in the perfume of flowers below and catching glimpses of deer foraging for leaves, eagles rising on thermals, and foxes prowling the woods. The pilot eventually lands the balloon on firm ground and passengers are transported to the balloon port, where they pause for photo opportunities, disembark, and celebrate with a postflight complimentary champagne toast.

Whether leading visitors on regular tours of the countryside like these or undertaking large-scope marketing projects to espouse Virginia’s charms, Balloons Over Virginia, Inc. maintains a strong sense of pride for their state. For example, for several years its staff piloted the crimson-and-white "Virginia is for Lovers" balloon on low flights throughout North America. Staffers extend their aerial-navigation skills to outdoor events as well, where they slowly fly attendees up to 100 feet in the air on rope-tethered aerostats. They also head to classrooms to teach balloon-related math, science, and aviation history before taking students on a brief balloon voyage.

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