Balloon Sales and Flight Training

Balloon Training -

American Balloons would love to spark the flame in your heart to become a hot air balloon pilot. We have a group of pilots that would love to help you make this dream a reality. Not sure where to start, let us help you.

What are the FAA license requirements?
A student pilot’s certificate is needed before commencing flight training. To gain a student certificate, the applicant must be at least 14 years of age, be able to read, speak and understand the English language, and must certify that s/he has no medical defect that makes him/her unable to pilot a free balloon. The successful completion of flight training leads to a private pilot certificate, lighter-than-air category with a free balloon class rating. With more experience and training, the pilot can attain a commercial license, which enables the pilot to fly for hire or to instruct others to fly.

Private:

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • 10 hours balloon flight experience including:
    • 6 balloon flights under the supervision of an instructor.
    • One solo flight.
    • One flight to at least 2000 feet above the take of point.
    • Two flights of at least 1 hour each with 60 days prior to application for the rating.
  • An oral and written exam.
  • Flight test.

Commercial:

  • Minimum age 18 years.
  • 35 hours flight time including:
    • 20 hours in balloons.
    • 10 flights in balloons.
    • Two flights in balloons as the pilot in command
    • 10 hours of training including 10 training flights.
  • An oral and written exam.
  • Flight test.
Balloon Sales -

American Balloon Rides is an authorized dealer of Kubicek Balloons. Visit their website to get more information.


Balloon Repairs -

On Staff I/A for all your repair needs.

If your balloon is due for annual inspection or is in need of maintenance, we would be happy to provide you with a quote. Pricing is based on size of system and maintenance that is required.

Avaialble for all of your maintenance needs!
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Contact us for assistance with your Aircraft Repairs. We can handle both Lighter than Air as well as Fixed Wing and Helicopter Repairs!