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R.O. Franks Hot Air Balloon Company

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Cynthia C. ·
Reviewed October 24, 2012
It was amazing!! From the call to schedule the trip to the very end. The Captain Rowena knew of my fear of heights went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable, asking if I was OK over there throughout the flight. She even congratulated and hugged at the end. Jackson was very friendly and helpful. It was so incredibly calm you could not even tell you were moving. The landing was so smooth you did not realize you hit ground. Book your flight with R. O. Franks today!!!!


Ruby W. ·
Reviewed July 21, 2013
They did a great job!


Connie H. ·
Reviewed July 1, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful experience. Service was professional and friendly. I would highly reccomend them.

What You'll Get

Hot air balloons were originally designed as sky prisons for bullies to spend the rest of their natural lives cruelly mocking the weightlessness of timid clouds. Enjoy a less insulting application of aeronautics with this Groupon.

$125 for One Admission to a Hot Air Balloon Ride ($250 Value)

Many of R.O. Franks's balloons accommodate 8-14 passengers, and the company's giant balloon, The Dragon, can ferry up to 14. During this 45- to 60-minute float, passengers soar at altitudes between 500 and 2,500 feet above ground level with views of sprawling farm landscapes, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Upon landing, passengers toast the journey with champagne.

R.O. Franks Hot Air Balloon Company

For 17 years, third-generation and FAA–certified sky engineer Addison M. Brown has hoisted panorama junkies into the sky by harnessing the power of hot, blustery air. Each morning, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., he and his team pile up to 8 to 14 passengers into the basket of their giant balloons. Then, firing off the burner, they slowly lift off as the sun begins its own ascent, typically reaching heights from 500 to 2,000 feet. Below them, the rays of the sunrise wash over vistas of downtown Asheville, a patchwork of multicolored crop fields, and the tree-covered backs of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Maneuvering with the morning's mild wind currents, they ferry the group over hills and hollows for a 3- to 5-mile float. Upon a gentle landing, the crew celebrates with passengers by offering them a champagne toast and helping them dust the clouds out of their hair. Passengers are welcomed to bring their own cameras or video cameras to document the flight.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 8 per visit. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subject to availability and weather. Valid only for 1 passenger. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About R.O. Franks Hot Air Balloon Company

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