Prices & Booking Policy

PRICES

$285 per person.
Group Discount: Booking five or more persons, in your party are $270 each.
Unless you book an entire balloon, you may be flying with other passengers.
The most reliable flying weather is in the months of June, July and August.

BOOKING POLICY

Our stylish "Boarding Pass" gift certificates are valid for two years and are refundable only within 30 days of date of purchase, minus a $25 handling fee. They are transferable.

To book a flight without a gift certificate, a $100 per person deposit is required. If a flight is canceled for any reason and you don't wish to re-book, deposits are refundable minus a $10 booking fee. Cash, credit cards and personal checks are welcomed.

In case of unsafe flying weather, we will re-book you as many times as necessary. Should you fail to show for a scheduled flight or cancel less than 72 hours in advance, the full fare is due. We are not responsible for the weather conditions and the decision to fly or not to fly is at the sole discretion of the pilot in command.

As per F.A.A. regulations, intoxicated persons will not be allowed on board and the full fare will be due. Each passenger must divulge their accurate weight at time of booking. After purchase of a gift certificate, one may call at any time (business hours) to schedule the flight.

Check out the Sunrise / Sunset Calendar - Choose Rochester, New York then click on 'Civil Twilight'. We meet 2 hours before sunset.

WEATHER

We must have winds of 10 mph or less to safely fly. This is why we fly in sunset time frame. Thunderstorms are very dangerous and can kick out extremely strong winds up to 75 miles away. We do not fly if there are thunderstorms in Western N.Y. Even light rain showers can 'kick up' the winds. Safety is our #1 consideration! Passengers will call approximately 2 hours before their scheduled flight to get the weather update and pilot's decision to fly or not fly. Flights are canceled with everyone's safety in mind. (including ours!). Decisions to fly are never monetary and we have a perfect safety record. We fly May through mid October however the most dependable flying weather is June - August. Spring and fall weather can be windy and rainy and are the least dependable. October flights have a high cancellation rate (weather related) and subjected to an additional $10 per person fee.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We end each flight with a champagne celebration, a French tradition that began in the 1700's. (Non alcoholic is also available) Certificates commemorating your balloon ascension are then issued. Tee shirts and sweatshirts are available for sale.

We Fly 7 Days a Week, May - Mid-October!(Weather Permitting)