R.O. Franks Aviation Company

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Cindy C. ·
Reviewed May 20, 2012
Jackson thank you for giving me the courage to go up. I kept repeating what you told me and made up my mind that I would go up with my daughter. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Addison you are a wonderful pilot. Thank you for the ride!

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

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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 today's Groupon: for $125, you get admission for one passenger to a 45- to 60-minute hot air balloon ride from R.O. Franks Aviation Company in Asheville, North Carolina (a $250 value).

For 17 years, third-generation and FAA–certified sky engineer R. Addison M. Brown has hoisted panorama junkies into the heavens by harnessing the power of hot, blustery air. The pilot and up to 12 passengers clamber into the gondola just before sunrise, the time of day when winds are calmest and giant pumpkins transform back into balloons. The buoyant sky vessel carries its sightseeing cargo aloft like a helium-filled donkey, rising 500–2,000 feet above ground level as the sun begins its own ascent over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

With permissive weather, passengers may be treated to an intimate and peaceful view of the city as Captain Addison points out local landmarks, such as the historic Biltmore Estate and the mysterious Mothra-shaped crater. Flights last from 45–60 minutes and set off every day, depending on weather conditions.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Mar 8, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 12 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.

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