$125 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride from R.O. Franks Aviation Company in Asheville, NC ($250 Value)

Downtown Asheville

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Customer Reviews

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Amazing time
Kevin L. · January 4, 2013
They were very professional and friendly. I felt safe; both pilots seemed very experienced and knowledgeable. And the hot air balloon ride itself was unbelievable. Definitely an item for the bucket list.
Katie F. · November 10, 2011
Very well done...on time, were what they said they were...happy group, a very enjoyable experience...and I stayed on the ground! My husband went up and enjoyed it immensely. The pilot joined us on the bus for the ride back...opened champagne...invited anyone who wanted to join him for breakfast. I would DEFINITELY recommend them to my family and friends!
Peg A. · November 6, 2011

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 a 45- to 60-minute hot air balloon ride from R.O. Franks Aviation Company in Asheville, North Carolina (a $250 value).

For 15 years, third-generation 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 four 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 1,000-3,000 feet above ground level as the sun begins its own ascent over the Blue Ridge Mountains. With permissive weather, passengers may even 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 minutes to one hour and set off every day, depending on weather conditions. Riders should book as early in advance as possible and call an hour before their scheduled time to check-in.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 8 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 72hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subject to weather. Valid for 1 passenger. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About R.O. Franks Aviation Company


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