Balloons Over Virginia Inc.


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In a Nutshell

After surveying the forests and countryside at treetop level, passengers touch down for a photo session and complimentary champagne toast

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 6 or older; under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. Must sign waiver. Weight limits may apply. Not recommended for those who recently had surgery or are pregnant. Subject to weather. Valid only for sunrise or sunset flights Monday-Friday. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

$329 for a Mother’s Day Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two ($550 Value)

  • Up to one-hour nonprivate flight, which launches at sunrise or two hours before sunset
  • First-flight certificate for each passenger
  • Digital photograph of passengers in the basket
  • Complimentary champagne toast or nonalcoholic drink for each passenger at a postflight celebration<p>

As balloon baskets are standing room only and fly at low altitudes, participants should wear flat shoes and dress for the current ground temperature.

Balloons Over Virginia, Inc.

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.

Customer Reviews

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!
Monika G. · August 22, 2013
Gilbert is a great host. The ride was worth the price and drive. Every trip is a new adventure.
Grantman · July 28, 2013
Gilbert was wonderful. This is definitely an evening the family won't forget.
Vicki B. · September 25, 2013

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