Guest Feedback & Photos

A balloon flight with us leaves a different lasting impression on everyone. Here's the place where others speak out about their individual experience! In this section, we share some of the thoughts, views and photographs of our passengers, crew members, spectators and other important individuals we've met along the way, all across the country.

We're thankful to be able to take a step back and get a fresh perspective on what we do from time to time. If you have enjoyed your flight, we warmly welcome your addition to this page. Please email us with your comments and photos, or use the Tripadvisor and Google links below.

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Hello Jon and Crew!

I just wanted to thank you again for an amazing balloon ride. It really is something I can see myself doing again and again. Your passion for ballooning made my experience that much more enjoyable. Hope to see you again on another wonderful journey!

Autumn Watters




Gaye and I really enjoyed our flight with you yesterday (2/16/12). We have checked off another bucket list item in great fashion. Your knowledge of the area and ballooning, made this the highlight of our visit in Arizona. If you are ever in our neck of the woods, let us know and we can repay the favor and show you our back yard. Best wishes for a great season to you and your colleagues.

Steve and Gaye Wormington
Keystone, CO



My family had the experience of a lifetime thanks to Jon Radowski and Above & Beyond! Jon literally went above and beyond. We topped the clouds and skimmed the treetops, oohing and aahing every minute, and feeling utterly safe in our sturdy basket. The ride was peaceful, joyous and tons of fun. We can't wait to do it again!

Eve Yohalem



Hi Jon,

Thank you again for the wonderful hot air balloon ride!!

Stella B.
New York, NY



Hi Jon,

Thanks again for the awesome experience of the balloon flight last Sunday. It was perfect, just like Mass Ascension the morning before. Terri and I are so lucky that we had this fantastic weekend.

Thanks again!
Dale K.
Knoxville, TN


Hi Jon,

Irina and I enjoyed our experience so much yesterday. You are all a class act. I will mention your name to friends who want the great experience!!!

Jim and Irina Ferguson
Albuquerque, NM



Hi Jon,

We had a blast chasing your balloon and helping you guys pack the balloon up! You and your team were one of the nicest teams we have met. We got some great pictures of your balloon. We hope you like them.

Marisa, Ashley, Amanda, Michael, Sara, Jack, Jenn, & Cindy
Bridgewater, NJ



Hi Jon,

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! I will most definitely fly again, it has been my dream for a long time to fly in the open air! It was great to meet you and thanks again!! See you soon :-)

Kristin A. Morgan



Hi Jon,

I just wanted to thank you for the amazing balloon ride that you took my parents and I on as part of the Cornwall Kinsmen Lift-Off Balloon Festival 2011. We flew with you on the Friday night. The ride was absolutely spectacular, and your piloting skills and expert crew made the ride extremely comfortable. I'm enclosing a couple of pictures from the ride.

Thanks again and wishing you soft landings,
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada



Hi Jon,

I wanted to take a moment to share a few photos and thank you for the beautiful sunrise balloon ride on Monday, March 14th. You may remember we were the crew who assisted in the "egg drop" experiment. Speaking for the group, we really appreciated your service, safety and expertise as a pilot. You certainly made the experience fun and informative. Out of all of our the activities for the week, this was the highlight.

Thanks again,
Ken & Cindy Patton, Matt & Barb Carlson
Lancaster, PA



Hello Jon & Nicole,

Thank you both once again for such a memorable experience. Kevin and I had a great time, it was truly breathtaking to see the beautiful sights from the sky. It is truly a Valentines I’ll never forget. If you have any pictures or aerial views worth sending we would love to have it for our scrap books.

Thanks again,
Kevin & Kym
Oro Valley, AZ




Thank you and your staff for the wonderful experience!

Lynnette & Paul Hirst



Dear Jon and the Flight Crew,

My girlfriends and I escaped the winter blues with a trip to Arizona. The Hot Air Balloon ride was our highlight. You and the crew were very accommodating and generous with your time. We highly recommend this "view from the top" with Apex and for most, a once in a lifetime experience! Our post flight was entertaining as well and a very nice touch. If you are on the fence with this idea, we say "Get in the basket". You won't be disappointed! Thanks again!

"The Crazy Chicago 5"
Lisa, Valerie, Bennette, Tracy & Virginia


Hi Jon,

Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful experience on Saturday morning. You truly made our first hot air balloon ride an unforgettable experience. I look forward to contacting you again when I am licensed to skydive to meet up on the east coast and have another adventure. Hope you get to experience the thrill of skydiving soon. I think you will love it. Again, thank you for your fantastic positive energy. Take care!

Melissa Mantha



Thanks Jon for a great morning. As you can see I've sent you a few pictures. As Andy wasn't with us, I thought you may like to see a few pictures from your client's perspective. Really wonderful to hear a story about an individual who has a dream and works to see it come true. May your dream always shine clearly for you.

Kathryn C.
Phoenix, AZ



Hi Jon,

We must tell you and the people that view your website about our trip you gave us today January 15, 2011. Wow! Wow! And Wow what an adventure!

My wife Jan Lee and I have talked about taking a hot air balloon ride for 15 years. We are so glad we never did or we might not have been able to experience you and you crews expertise, education and safety. You provided us with the feeling of floating on feathers today, an adventure that is permanently imprinted in our memory banks forever. We now know why there is always a smile on the face of a mallard duck while flying. To take us up to 5000 feet and then back down to cactus top level was great. Going on this ride was awesome. You can look at photos and videos but the experience of being there in the balloon with you and using our eyes to see in live high definition 3-D is priceless. It is so beautiful and quiet. The memories you have provided us are most definitely unforgettable. Your knowledge of ballooning, and the instructions you provided in helping us to know how to take off and land was great. When you told us where you were going to land, I thought to myself, no way. Boy was I wrong in underestimating your skill as a balloon pilot. You said you were going set us down in a space of 6 feet next to a tree and a retaining wall and you did. We will most definitely recommend to everyone that they should search you out and only fly with Apex Balloons if you are interested in an adventure like this.

On behalf of my cousin Don, my wife and I, thanks Jon, we had the most amazing time of our life!

Warren, Jan Lee and Don Jorgenson
Houston, TX



Thank you so much!!! My grandson, Andrew, and I had a GREAT trip with you on Saturday! It was just like floating on air. I also wanted to let you know that your crew was extremely nice and professional as well!

Again thank you so much for the wonderful morning!

Jan Kenney



Hi Jon,

Thank you so much for today. My mum had an amazing experience which was exactly what I was looking for! You & Jeff made the trip even more memorable, we really enjoyed having a few beers! Any time you want to call in on my rents for a drink, just let me know, you'll be more than welcome!

Thanks again to both of you,
Kati & Babs
Houston, TX / Phoenix, AZ


Thanks for the amazing experience! Great team to work with and very knowledgeable - ground and pilot (we'll have to see Top Gun haha). Loved getting to help with set up and flying. I would most definitely go again! The champagne traditional toast at sunset added the final touch.

Glendale, AZ

(By the way, Lendl and I are engaged - the wedding is set for April! Thanks for the romantic boost!)




I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time last Friday night. Best date so far with the little man, and perhaps the best Christmas present he has gotten that he didn't get to unwrap. Max had a blast and can't wait to show pictures at school tomorrow. Which made me remember that you might enjoy a look at a few of our photos.

Be well,
Mindi Headrick
Phoenix, AZ






Thanks so much for the balloon ride on Saturday, it was a great experience. We really enjoyed the flight, and Barry made it special by both his humor and his excellent pilot skills. Touching down in the Rio Grande was an experience not to forget!

Thanks Again,
Rich D.
Elkhart, IN


Hi Jon,

Thanks for taking mom and her sisters up. They are still raving about it and the great and friendly job your guys did. With that in mind, my lovely wife and 5 of her girl friends will be out for next year's Fiesta and would like to ride with you.

Jeff K.
Stuart, FL


Hi Jon!

I was on one of your flights at the Albuquerque Fiesta this year... One of the best parts of 2010 for my daughter (Micaela) and me! The flight was awesome, and you were a great pilot. I've told so many of my friends about your company. I hope some of them get to experience a trip with you soon.

Thanks so much for a great time!
All the best in 2011,
Lisa Alberghini



Thank you so much! Still brag about the ride you gave me on Sat. Oct. 2nd at the Balloon Fiesta. See attached photos; one of all of us and one of our intrepid pilot. Again thank you so much for the ride!

Brian Lyttle
San Antonio, TX



Hi Jon,

Just wanted to send you a little note to share with Andy and Kevin. We had our first hot air balloon ride with you all on Saturday 10/2/10, and that was the complete highlight of our vacation! Andy and Kevin were informative, safe and just plain fun - my husband is hooked and ready to buy his own balloon!

Thanks again for making our vacation in Albuquerque so memorable and breathtaking!

Kerry Hess
Streamwood, IL



Hello Jon,

We would like to thank you again for the fabulous balloon flight we had with you at St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. We planned this activity to celebrate the Bachelorette Party of our friend and we all enjoyed the ride. We had a lot of fun trying to catch some leaves and going higher and higher in the sky! We will never forget the feeling we had at close to 6,000 feet. It was a life-time experience and we talked about our flight all the weekend long...because Jon is the BEST! If we ever plan a trip in New Jersey, you will receive a call for sure.

All the best,
Gen, Steph, Sophie and Mary
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada



Hi Jon,

My granddaughter, Lauren, and I went up with you on Sunday morning from Otsiningo park. It was that glorious morning and we landed at the Carle's on Brotzman Hill.

Thanks again for our wonderful experience. I have now checked off one more thing on my "To Do before I die" list. I hope to go up again and take my other granddaughter. I would really love to be able to take the whole family! I know they were jealous of us.

Thanks, I hope to see you for another ride in another year.

Diane Vredenburgh
Binghamton, NY


Hello Jon,

It was a pleasure meeting you, your crew and passengers last night; hope you had a good trip back. It's interesting, Kathy and I watched the balloons from our deck as they took their usual course to the south east, but two of them broke away from the crowd and went extremely high, then headed this way. We watched your balloon as it got closer and closer, then slowly dropped down into the valley out of sight. Several minutes later we heard the gas jet and what a surprise to see it come up over the trees!

We were planning a bonfire last night and I had just said I wished I'd picked up some champagne for the event. Didn't expect a hot air balloon to drop from the sky and deliver a bottle! Thanks for the exciting evening! Feel free to land here anytime!

Roger Luther
Binghamton, NY



Hi Jon,

Here are some pictures we said we would send you from our balloon ride with you in Cornwall. You were a Great Pilot for our group. We really enjoyed it!!!

Andy & Lissa
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada


(Jon note: I grabbed that tree limb for a souvenir!)


Hi Jon!

We had a fabulous time celebrating my birthday with you! Looking forward to flying again!

Mary Beth & Dave Rose



Dear Jon,

My husband Dick surprised me with a Hot Air Balloon ride this past Tuesday evening. It was the ride of a lifetime!! I can't thank you enough! I felt like an Eagle Soaring!! I will never forget it. Thank you again. I am speechless.

What a wonderful way to turn 60!

Thanks again,
Ann Cross
Freemansburg, PA


Hi Jon,

Hope all is well. I would like to thank you again for making our experience one I will never forget. You went above and beyond in every way. It is so refreshing to see the passion you have for ballooning and using that passion to inspire your customers. It is an amazing gift. I am sure you have heard this before, but you are truly a gifted person. We can not wait to see the photos. Thank you for taking time out to send them. Feel free to put us on the website. We have a few friends that will be contacting you. You are the best.

Thank you,
Karen and Dennis
Marlton, NJ



Hey Jon,

I just wanted to let you know that Dhara and I had a great time on our balloon ride on April 10, 2010. Thanks for being part of a great day that neither one of us will forget. Also, you did a great job in taking the pictures of us. I had totally forgotten that I was supposed to hand you the camera before I proposed, but you did a great job taking it from Dhara and taking the amazing pictures.

Samip & Dhara


Hi Jon,

Thank you for an enjoyable and amazing experience on the 28 March 2010. Watching the sunrise above the clouds was just spectacular and Sam and I will remember this day for the rest of our lives.

Your love and knowledge for hot air ballooning is incredible and we will definitely encourage as many of our friends next traveling in the area to book in a flight with you because we know they will not be disappointed.

Thanks again,
Sam and Jo
Sydney, Australia



Jon here! I just made a truly awesome flight above the Grand Canyon in one of our hot air balloons with good friend and fellow balloon pilot Jeff Snyder (of Above Reality Balloon Rides in Vermont), and I thought I'd share some pictures of the flight. Photos don't do it proper justice, and I can't really think of any suitable words that can begin to describe the experience. Enjoy the photos!



Hi Jon,

I wanted to tell you thank you so much for the amazing balloon ride! It was absolutely incredible. I thought I would be so scared to go up so high but it was actually nothing like what I expected. It was so beautiful and calm and felt awesome to be able to look down on everything. I really loved it, thanks for an unforgettable experience!

Christina Helms
Pottstown, PA


(Jon note: Santa joined us on this hot air balloon flight, triumphantly cheered on by many children below our flight path! He didn't stick around to help us pack up the balloon, though, muttering something about having to be back at the North Pole by 8:00PM.)


Hi Jon!

We want to thank you again for such a perfect balloon flight last Monday. It was the highlight of our year! Joe was a little hesitant about the temperature at first, but we're both really glad we came out to enjoy a winter flight with you. The snow-covered ground turned everything into a winter wonderland. The view was absolutely incredible!

Thanks so much again for an amazing experience, and one that we'll never forget. We'll be sending friends and family your way. We can't wait to come back and fly again in the summer. In the meantime, many safe landings to you, and happy holidays!

Susan & Joseph
Bryn Mawr, PA



Our team participated in the 2009 Festival International del Globo in Léon, Guanajuato, Mexico, and were featured on Televiso Monterrey's morning show (syndicated nationwide throughout Mexico). We had a new record that weekend - three marriage proposals in the air, and two simultaneously (unrelated)!


I purchased a hot air balloon ride for my wife’s birthday after finding Above & Beyond Ballooning through an internet search. This was both of ours first balloon ride and neither of us knew what to expect going into the flight. Everything was fantastic; from the point of the balloon being set up to the time the ride was over and we were enjoying the champagne toast; this was one of the greatest things we have done together. Our wonderful experience was mostly a result of a great job performed by our pilot (Jon) and his ground crew (Patrick). Jon gave us our money’s worth in the sky by taking us to high altitudes so we had a view of more than just the Chester County area, all the way to riding low to grab leaves off the trees. Jon and Patrick’s passion for hot air balloons enhanced our experience and made it that much easier to have a great time. We definitely plan on doing this again some day, and will not hesitate to call Above & Beyond Ballooning again.

Thank you again,
Jordan & Laura Zehr
West Chester, PA



Thanks for a great ride, Jon!

Paul Silva
Albuquerque, NM


Hi Jon,

Thanks again for the fun flight on Saturday the 10th. I've attached a couple of photos from that morning. It was an enjoyable experience.

Larry Bryant
Albuquerque, NM



Hello Jon,

Thank you for such an unforgettable 1st ride!

Christine S.
Albuquerque, NM



Hi Everyone!

Here is the photo of our awesome balloon crew! It was such an amazing experience floating above the ground and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to do it with! Thanks for keeping us safe Jon & Chad... Had lots of fun. Keep in touch... You now have another friend in New York!

Janeen M.
Albuquerque, NM


Hi Jon,

My wife Mary and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful "first" balloon ride we had with you on Tuesday in Albuquerque. We had a GREAT time and will remember it for years to come.

Don & Mary Gagnon
Albuquerque, NM



Thanks for an awesome flight. I will never forget this experience. I'm so glad we were in the second group. Chad provided a lot of information & insight about ballooning while he was tracking the first group. Thank you to both of you for making this such a memorable experience.

Ann Marie K.
Albuquerque, New Mexico



Thank you for a thrilling experience during this year's Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. The ride was beautiful as well as fun. Our takeoff was smooth and our touchdown soft. Looking forward to another trip soon.

Bobbi Breslow
Albuquerque, NM


Hi Jon,

Now that we are back to reality, wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we enjoyed our balloon ride. What an awesome experience!

Todd said he would put us in experienced hands and he did. We all appreciated your being so patient, knowledgeable, and your explanation of everything that was happening. We are still talking about our landing in a tree - best part of the entire flight!! What an adventure, and one to remember for the rest of our lives. All of us are in agreement we would do it again in a heartbeat.

Sincere thanks from all for giving us such an enjoyable flight.

Carol, Debbie, Dolores, & Patty
Glens Falls, NY


What a beautiful day for the Black Sheep Squadron on Sept. 19. We enjoyed our balloon flight to altitude incredibly, and your instruction on when and how to jump out was clear and friendly, and we had a fabulous jump... Except perhaps my malfunction and reserve parachute ride, but that was an incredible learning experience... Overall, a great, great day, and Heather, Jay and Cheryl were thrilled with your splash and dash at a local pond and leaf cruising the trees. Thanks again!!!

Nancy O'Brien & Scott Matthews
Glens Falls, NY

Hello Jon,
Thanks for really great time, you made my first balloon ride better than I could have ever imagined. The splash and dash were a ball, hope I get the chance to fly again with you, you're the best.




Bonjour Jon,

Thank you for the ride on the balloon flight (12 août 2009 at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu).

Sylvie & André
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada



Well, I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon. Going on this ride was amazing. You will never believe the sights. It was so beautiful! It's a great way to spend an afternoon and great to do with family. The memory is most definitely unforgettable. Jon was very helpful in helping us to know how to take off and land. I would most definitely recommend Above & Beyond Ballooning as a place to go to if you are interested in an adventure like this. Thanks Again Jon, we had an amazing time!

Beckee & Rob
Pottstown, PA



Wow! What a ride! Up to 4000 feet and then back down to treetop level. All in wonderful silence, interrupted by the momentary bursts of heat from the burners. This gives an amazing perspective on the world. Thanks for the great ride and one heck of a nice landing.

Rob D.
West Chester, PA



Hi Jon,

Thanks for making my birthday so unforgettable! I never would have been able to see a sunset so beautiful just standing on the ground! My boyfriend and I had a truly memorable experience and cannot wait to come back to see a sunrise.

Thanks again for an awesome time!!

Tana & Paul





Gordon and I cannot Thank You enough for a fantastic experience! I must admit I was a bit scared HOWEVER your expertise as well as your many years of flying put me at ease! The stories you shared with us about your youngest years and yearning to fly balloons left us both with lasting stories to share to others. We look forward to flying again with you in the Fall and having another unbelievable memory!

Cindy and Gordon Crawford



Good Morning Jon! I have some pictures that I am going to send your way in the near future from our flight on Saturday. I had so much fun. Thanks again for a wonderful time! I look forward to my next balloon ride! My boyfriend and I are already planning one hopefully soon. Have a great week. Happy flying! :)

Kimberly S.


Hey! Just wanted to say thank you again for a wonderful time! We've been talking about it like crazy! You guys were the best! Couldn't have asked for a better day and flight and pilot and chase crew! You guys were a blast! Totally fit right in with us crazy people! I'm sending you some pictures of our day... I'm sure we'll be back doing it again!

Fly safe...



This was a real memorable experience! Trina and I would like to thank you all. It was an amazing day to be up in the air with the mist over the river, and the amazing colors of the foliage below.

All my best,
Shawnee, PA



Hello Jon!

We just wanted to say thanks for the great hot air balloon ride and adventurous landing on Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We had a wonderful time and are looking to do it again! It's refreshing to meet someone who has found something that they love to do (and does it well) and who has passion for their career. Happy and safe travels to you!

Your friends,
Nikki and Letty
The 2 Arizona teachers :)




Carl & I had a great time Sunday! Thank you for a truly wonderful ballooning (first) experience. We've spoken to another couple who would love to go up. Terrific young couple you'd enjoy! Will give them all the information - website, e-mail, etc.

Many Thanks, take care,
Sonia & Carl G.
Villanova, PA

Photos by Dennis Brenan


Thanks for the photos - we have a few good ones too. It was an awesome experience that our whole family enjoyed. I have told friends about our trip and have forwarded them your information. I have strongly encouraged them to come out and take a flight with you!

Shannon D.
Annandale, NJ



Hi Jon,

I just wanted to thank you and your crew for a wonderful trip and a memory of a lifetime! From takeoff to landing to the champagne toast, everything went smoothly and provided the perfect setting for my marriage proposal. Your professionalism, courteousness, and friendliness made the two of us feel very comfortable and safe throughout the flight. We couldn't have asked for a better pilot for our first ballooning experience! Thank you again for the amazing experience and I hope to take another trip in the future.

Best regards,
David H.
Edison, NJ



Hi Jon,

Me and Diana would like to thank you for the great ride we had on March 31, 2006. Diana was somewhat surprised by the engagement, but overall everything went great. It was our first time doing a balloon ride and the experience was awesome... Thank you for doing it on such short notice. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Thanks again for making our day so special!

Brian & Diana
Warwick, PA


Dear Jon and Christine,

We had an amazing time with you guys - a great trip!! Here are the photos I took - just let me know which ones you'd like me to send you separately with larger resolution...

Thanks again!
Ravit & Ishay



Just wanted to thank you again for making the night of my entire family. We are new in the area (about 1 year now) and we just love to watch the balloons in this area. You could not even imagine the surprise when my daughters saw your hot air balloon touch down in our neighbor's yard. Only to make it more special by you offering to give them a ride.

I know my daughters said thank you, but again... You didn't have to take the time from your night and you did!!! They couldn't wait to go inside and call all of our relatives to tell the story of their balloon ride.

Thank you again...
Julie Probst
Ringoes, NJ



What a perfectly delightful flight last Monday evening! Your piloting expertise and ongoing explanations of the art & science of hot air ballooning made for an unforgettable experience. I plan to tell any of my friends & acquaintances seeking a special gift for others or themselves to seriously consider ABOVE & BEYOND BALLOONING!

Al & Pat Mackay
Westfield, NJ


Jon is a true professional balloonist. At no point, from start to finish, did I have any concerns about the safety of the trip or his equipment. The ride was incredibly smooth from take-off to landing and the sites were gorgeous. As we flew, Jon explained some of the sites we were seeing. Along with beautiful foliage, we also saw a good deal of wildlife from deer along the banks of the reservoir, to a family of white horses galloping along the hillside. The ride we took was truly breathtaking and worth every penny. Thanks a lot, Jon!

Strato Doumanis

(Jon note: On this flight, we flew deep down into Ken Lockwood Gorge in Lebanon Township, NJ, touching the basket bottom to the surface of the river for a "splash & dash." Where we were, the gorge was narrower than the balloon, with trees touching us on both sides as we floated in the shallow stream. Sort of like East Coast Bush Flying!)


Hi Jon,

Just checking in after the Quick Chek Balloon Fest. Thanks for such a great ride Sunday evening and for letting me call the station during the flight. The station owners heard the segment and thought it was good radio. Thanks for helping with that. The flight was great, and I was impressed by what you do.

Gene Mangieri

Photos by Alan B. Hartmann of Skylands Photography


Dear Jon,

Thank you for such a wonderful ballooning experience this past Tuesday (July 26th). Shikha, Sonam, Nikhil, and I had a great time! Hope you have fun at the festival this weekend.

Take care,


Hi Jon,

Rudy and I had a highlight of our lives experience with you and Christine on Wednesday. Thank you for making it possible. Our grandchildren are still talking about it.

Bev Chamberlain


This was my first flight and it was awesome! It was both exciting and peaceful at the same time. I didn't realize that the flight would be so tranquil. And Jon was a great pilot -- genuinely enthusiastic and informative. You could tell he does this because he loves it; its not just a job for him, it's a passion. As a photographer the opportunities to shoot were countless, it was really beautiful. Overall: a unique experience that I'm glad I had (and boasted to my friends), and would love to do again!

Lori T.
New York, NY


Hi Jon,

This is Shar... My husband Rob and I took a flight on my Birthday, May 10. I was looking at photos and was hoping you posted some of that day.. Your site is awesome... Nice pictures and format... Easy to use also... Well... I'll keep checking, daily - in hopes you post them.

I so enjoyed our flight. Thank you for being professional and informative... Made for a more enjoyable trip... After my leg stopped shakin' of course! The rest was smooth sailing... Keep in touch please...

Sharlene & Rob
Lower Mt. Bethel, NJ


The website was so informative and Jon was very professional and extremely informative. Although I am a little squeamish on heights, I have to say that Jon was comforting and flew me up to picturesque places. I got it all on camera and I will be going again with some friends. It was a nice place and way to start my day and my vacation. Jon took me on short notice. I was delighted by the view and I have to say there was no moving sensation whatsoever. I was very delighted by Barry as well. Very funny - Very cool. Jon was wonderful in keeping me in perspective and gentle in nature, truly a godsend for my high-strung personality. I feel complete!

Kim Trachtenberg
East Brunswick, NJ


Fabulous way to surprise my husband for our 25th Wedding Anniversary! We Loved it. Jon was a great host and pilot.

Tammy & Joe Maynard
Chesapeake, VA


We had an awesome time! Jon made it a great experience and we recommend it highly! Thanks, Jon!!

Seth & Elysa
Fort Lee, NJ


Hi Jon,

I wanted to thank you again for a truly awesome flight above the snow-covered landscapes of Pennsylvania. From beginning to end I was amazed with the professionalism and ease with which you and your crew operated. Your love of ballooning really shines through, and I am still so impressed (maybe a little jealous!) that you have been able to turn your lifelong passion for ballooning into a career. Now that I've experienced the magic firsthand, it's easy to see how addicting it is. I can't wait to fly again, and I'll certainly give you a call when that time comes.

Happy Landings!
Claire Evans
Elkton, MD


I wanted to propose to my girlfriend in a hot air balloon and luckily found Jon's website. After I spoke with him, I was counting on things to go great, and I wasn't disappointed. The views were incredible. Jon even managed to sneak a dozen roses onto the balloon to give to my girlfriend. After the flight, which was miles ahead of what I expected, we were treated to a champagne toast along with some cheese and crackers. I recommend the experience of a hot air balloon ride, but especially with Jon. He is friendly, knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to ensure a memorable experience.

Greg Hoffman
New Brunswick, NJ


Hi Jon:

I hope this note finds you well. I'm sure it must be beautiful to fly at this time of year. Floating over the foliage must be spectacular. I'm writing in hopes that you have some photos from my flight in Sept. If so, I would be grateful if you could send them to me. I'd love to have a remembrance of my trip!

Thanks again,
Karen North



Enjoyed the ride and your proficiency! Here are some photos from the flight.

Mike Brooks
Wrightstown, NJ


Hi Jon -

My children and I were on your balloon at the Spiedie Fest in Binghamton, N.Y. this past August. It was a great ride! I am attaching a few of the photos but definitely not all.

And we will definitely look you up the next time we need a balloon ride. Perhaps it will be next year in Albuquerque, I am going to make it there one of these years.

Diane Littlefield



Thought you might like the attached photograph of yourself - 'a picture of concentration', that I took of you as you were filling "Patriot" last night at the Lancaster Balloon festival.

Safe flying,
Peter Caddick
Lancaster, PA


Hi Jon,

Thanks for an amazing experience!

Jim Willhite
New York, NY


Dear Jon & crew:

Earlier tonight you landed a balloon on our neighbors lawn on the corner of Fox Run & Hockenbury Drive in Glen Gardner. WOW! As if it wasn't great enough to see the Large, Beautiful balloon up close, you offered tethered rides to interested neighbors. WOW! I can't get the smile off my face or the joy from my heart.

Though the ride was brief, the excitement caught me and it was such a pleasure to meet all of you. I wished I had something to offer, but arrived empty handed not knowing what an adventure we were on when we left our house in search of the beautiful balloon. You gave us a glimpse into a world we have not experienced. Thank you for sharing not only your balloon, but your hospitality and warmth. It really was a pleasure to meet you and talk with you about what must be a love of yours.

Thanks again for bringing the neighbors together and for giving us a memory to treasure. May God protect you and give you happy flights!

John & Judy L.
Glen Gardner, NJ



Just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your pilot for a birthday memory worthy of remembering (Aug 19th).

Loretta and I thought Tom was perfect as our pilot. From the very beginning, we felt confident in his abilities and enjoyed his sense of humor and appreciated his identifying points-of-interests throughout the trip.

Not to sound long winded, it was an experience we both enjoyed and look forward to repeating it in the future.

Again thanks,
Paul B.


Dear Jon,

Thank you for allowing us to ride in your Balloon on Saturday. We had so much fun. You made our first trip excellent!! We hope to ride with you next year at the Balloon Festival. Thanks so very much.

Mary Jane and Fred Robinson
South Jersey



Just wanted to thank you for a wonderful surprise on Thursday! I totally caught Belinda off guard. We had quite the story to tell this weekend and the pictures came out really cool too. I will recommend your company to everyone I know. I attached a picture for you.

Thanks a million,
Joe Hoffman

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