Airbus Balloon Rides LLC


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Bright balloons soar over scenic vistas during one-hour rides & balloon factory tour provides flight insight & hors d'oeuvres

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Promotional value expires Sep 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Must be able to stand for up to 1 hour. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A family outing fosters lifelong memories while giving houses the chance to molt in private. Leave your domicile to its own devices with today’s Groupon: for $160, you get a hot air balloon experience from Airbus Balloon Rides LLC in Bloomington (a $320 total value). The experience includes:

  • One-hour hot air balloon ride (a $300 value)
  • Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a balloon factory tour (a $20 value)

The cloud navigators at Airbus Balloon Rides host scenic day trips inside brightly colored vessels that transport passengers across sweeping panoramas of lush farmland. An all-morning or afternoon event, balloon rides gather passengers at the Bloomington Airport to process quick paperwork and drive en masse to a launch site in a picturesque vineyard, where captains inflate balloons with a mixture of hot air and pixie dust. A 12- or 5-passenger balloon then soars aloft, floating over majestic fields, trees, and wildlife during a one-hour journey. After landing and unpacking the balloon, passengers regain land legs to tour the balloon factory, where artisans quilt fabrics into flight-worthy vessels. Tour guides pour glasses of champagne or mimosas for a celebratory toast to new acquaintances, exhilarating journeys, and the newfound knowledge that your house’s roots are showing.

Airbus Balloon Rides

High above a lush vineyard, the morning sky brims with creatures of flight: an eagle, a large bumblebee, a pigeon that forgot how to land. These were just some of the sights Airbus Balloon Rides' owner Andy Richardson imagined would greet his future down-gazing passengers. He first fell in love with the roar of a hot air balloon's flame just before entering the second grade, and that passion has driven his dreams ever since. Ten years after buying his first balloon at age 14, Andy now commands a fleet of rainbow-colored balloons that come in standard and specialty shapes. These colorful vessels set the elevated stage for individual flights and tethered rides helmed by Andy and his talented team. Flights lift off at sunrise, in the afternoon, and at sunset, when the low sun paints an orange-red glow over water, fields, and reindeer still stuck on rooftops.

Back on land, Airbus Balloon Rides also educates visitors on hot air balloon creation inside their balloon factory, which welcomes tours. At the end of each tour, the guides lead guests in a champagne or mimosa toast with accompanying hors d'oeuvres, celebrating their skyfaring adventures together.

Customer Reviews

90 Ratings

The groupon made it an affordable event for me to take my twins on as a birthday adventure. A memory we all will have and enjoyed immensely
Jackie H. · December 1, 2013
We had an amazing trip! Thank you Airbus balloon rides. Would suggest this to anyone. Travel guide was great too!
Carey M. · November 24, 2013
We were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary and we would like to thank you for making our anniversary an enjoyable experience. You were very professional and we loved the trip. We would in the future and have already highly recommended Airbus Balloon Rides! Great Time and Great Fun!!
Deborah B. · September 25, 2013
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    2700 S Kirby Rd.

    Bloomington, Indiana 47408


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