Please take the time to read all the information on our website – most of the typical questions you’ll probably have (like pricing) are answered on the Balloon Rides Page and the FAQ/Information Page. If there are any questions that aren’t answered, please call us toll-free at 1-877-9-HOTAIR (1-877-946-8247) or locally at 602-903-7246 and we will be more than happy to help.
Some of what you’ll be in for.
Here’s a preview for a short film we’re producing that attempts to capture the essence of hot air ballooning. The peaceful majesty of silent flight is shown to our best ability, but one really has to experience a hot air balloon flight firsthand in order to truly appreciate how ballooning can completely captivate the soul. We promise you’ll have the time of your life.
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Jon Radowski, the owner and chief pilot of Apex Balloons, has been involved in ballooning essentially his entire life. His interest took off at the age of two when attending a balloon festival with his family. Jon knew from a very early age that he would become a balloon pilot as soon as he grew old enough. After the magic of his first flight, he began flight instruction at the minimum age of 14, designed and built his first hot air balloon at 17, earned his private pilot certificate later that year, and became a commercial pilot at 19 to begin ballooning as a full-time career. In addition to flying balloons, Jon is a balloon repairman, and also designs and builds hot air balloons. Take a look at what’s on the drawing board at the design manufacturing end of Apex Balloons.
Jon has more than 18 years of experience flying hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes. For years, he commanded one of the world’s very tallest hot air balloons, the Space Shuttle Patriot. Towering at a height of nearly 190 feet and with a wingspan of 115 feet, the shuttle balloon is three times taller than most balloons and twice as wide! Jon has flown some of the largest passenger balloons in North America, corporate balloons, special shapes, hot air airships, blimps, gliders, and airplanes. He has flown in eighteen different states as well as Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. He has a natural skill at flying balloons and takes considerable pride in his unblemished safety record, with thousands of happy passengers flown without a single injury. Jon is also a hot air balloon flight instructor and has trained a number of students through to their private and commercial hot air balloon pilot certificates.
Jon’s careful attention to detail, consideration for the enjoyment of guests, skill at controlling the balloon, and commitment to safety will ensure that you have a most incredible flight that will be remembered forever. Join us up there!
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