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New Beginnings for Adirondack Balloon Flights

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Adirondack Balloon FlightsAs the seasons start to change, new beginnings are springing up for Adirondack Balloon Flights. As we prepare for the 2014 flying season we’d like to make a few special announcements as well as introduce you to the new owners of Adirondack Balloon Flights, Brooke and Kiersten Owen.

Brooke and Kiersten have over 30 years combined experience within the ballooning industry. Brooke has flown over 3,300  hours and over 20,000 passengers. He has flown in over 30 states, 3 different countries, and is a nationally ranked competitive pilot. Brooke has been the chief pilot for Rainbow Ryders, Inc., the largest balloon company in the United States, for the past 13 years. Kiersten was an elected board member of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, a member of the National Concierge Association, and nominated to the Board of Directors for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. In addition, she held the position of Director of Operations at Rainbow Ryders, Inc for 8 years. Brooke and Kiersten Owen have tremendous depth of experience about the commercial balloon industry, and are looking forward to their new beginning as the owners of Adirondack Balloon Flights.

The 2014 flying season will begin on April 25th. We will be offering two flights a day, sunrise and sunset. Click here for more information about our flights.

Our online reservation system is now open for bookings. You may reserve your flight online, or call (518) 793-6342.

We are looking forward to a beautiful season and hope you consider Adirondack Balloon Flights whether you’re vacation planning or just looking for a new way to experience New York State’s Adirondacks, Albany, Lake George & Saratoga Springs Region.




5/12/AM Hot Air Balloon Ride and Forecast for the Weekend

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Flew Dick and Nancy from Mayfield on this beautiful early May morning. Early May is a very colorful time with all the flowering trees in blossom, and the leaves are just beginning to unfurl, showing various shades of green, real pretty.

Dick and Nancy on a beautiful morning flight!

Dick and Nancy on a beautiful morning flight!

The weather forecast isn’t looking very good after Friday. So if anyone wants to go for a flight, and take-in this lovely early spring scenery, better call to go either tonight or Friday morning. After that, it will be probably toward the latter half of next week before it’s flyable again.

Balloon Ride Flying Weather for the week 9/22-27 and the Adirondack Balloon Festival

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Weather looks to be unsettled through Thursday with a series of progressively stronger cold fronts, which should lead to good flying weather later in the week for at least the first half of the coming weekend, possibly into early Sunday. For those of you looking forward to the weekend’s Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival, your best viewing of the hot air balloons will be on Friday PM and probably both flights on Saturday. Sunday PM right now looks doubtful, with the morning flight a maybe. The Thursday PM flight from Crandall Park looks doubtful because of a frontal passage on Thursday and windy conditions.

Hot Air Balloon Ride flying Weather for the Week

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Got skunked this weekend on flights  that I was available to fly passengers. The only real flight opportunity this weekend was on the Saturday evening flight, which I was not available to do with son Grant in-town from CO. We had dinner at Bistro Tulluluh’s planned for a family outing. If you have not had the opportunity to eat there, do! Anyway back to the weather, Monday is a good flying day, except for this morning’s fog, and hopefully tomorrow AM will be good for our planned ride. Weather goes down hill for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. After that, we look to potentially have our longest stretch of dry weather since mid May. Let’s hope that we finally get this dry stretch because the flight area is very wet. The ability of the chase vehicle and crew to drive into fields to retrieve the balloon and passengers is not good at this time without some significant drying time out in the flight  country.

Early Look at the Hot Air Balloon Flying Weather for coming Week

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

High pressure moves into the area today for the early part of the week, to be followed by some unsettled weather.  The best flying weather for going on a hot air balloon ride looks to be tonight, Sunday PM and probably Monday AM, both flights on Tuesday and the early Wednesday AM balloon ride. Other than tonight, we have a number of spaces available for our hot air balloon rides this week. So call to make your reservation while we have this nice stretch of weather. The best chance for rain during the week looks to be late Wednesday into the overnight. Check back for weather updates as they come in.

Flying Weather for our Hot Air Balloon Rides

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Flying weather looks good for our Sunday afternoon ride and also Monday morning. Rain returns for Monday afternoon and Tuesday-naturally, what’s a day with out rain-and dry again by Wednesday/Thursday. We have plenty of space available for reservations so give us a call while the weather is good for enjoying one of our spectacular hot air balloon rides in the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs region of upstate New York.