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A New Flying Season, Balloon Rides 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

I figure it’s past time to come out of my winter hibernation, loosen up the fingers and start blogging again. The snow’s gone, except for the man-made left on the local ski slopes, plus the ice is out of Lake George and the Hudson River.

A pic I took along the Hudson River back in March, just above Warrensburg, on the way back from visiting our friends the Leahy’s, in Clayton on the St. Lawrence River.

It’s now flying season again, my 37th that I’ve been giving hot air balloon rides in the Adirondack, Lake George, Saratoga Springs region.

My Peacock VIII Hot Air Balloon

This is the view you get from my balloon.

So folks, come on up and join Baker, Todd and myself for a hot air balloon ride this season. Contact me through my web site,, or give a call to  518-793-6342.


Recent Balloon Rides and Weather Update

Friday, September 14th, 2012

This has been a real nice week weather wise for doing anything outdoors, including hot air ballooning. After doing our annual tether on Tuesday morning for the Argyle CSD Elementary kiddies, I flew on a beautiful Wednesday morning some folks who were visiting the Lake George – Saratoga Springs area from Nyack NY.

Bert and Marester, who are Americade attendees, returned to  Lake George to do a balloon ride with us in our early fall balloon flying season.

Lauren and Peter from Loudonville NY, flew with me on Friday morning to celebrate Lauren’s birthday. Happy Birthday Lauren!

The hot air balloon ride flying weather forecast looks good for Sunday and Monday, before we get what is being advertised as a good soaking rain event, starting late Monday evening and most of Tuesday, before things clear-out late Wednesday, with a nice Thursday and Friday. Here’s hoping the weather cooperates this year balloon festival weekend, which is 22nd and 23rd.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Balloon Ride Flying Weather

Monday, August 20th, 2012

First, the hot air balloon ride forecast for the week. The weather forecast for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs area looks great for most of this week, right into the coming weekend. I have plenty of space available for passengers who would like to experience a balloon ride. So either call me at 518-793-6342 or contact me thru my business web site, Adirondack Balloon Flights.

Now, for my recent flights. The balloon ride flying weather was pretty good recently, so I have a number of recent flights to update and first up is…

On Thursday evening, I flew Paul and Leslie, a father/daughter from Rockville, MD.

On Saturday evening, I flew Judi from Poughkeepsie, for her 70th birthday, along with daughter Barbara and grandson William.

Judi’s family were there to wish her well on her birthday flight.










On Sunday morning, I flew Nate and Camille from Kings Park NY on a Private Flight, who were celebrating their 43rd anniversary.

On Sunday evening, I flew a Private Flight for Morgan and Vincent, from the Catskill area, on a beautiful August afternoon.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather for the Week

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Time to catch-up on some recent balloon rides—First up we have…

On the Monday evening flight, i had Bill and Lorna from Dunedin, FL on-board.

On the Tuesday morning balloon ride, I flew John Tartaglia and his family who are visiting the Lake George area from Rye, NY.

On Tuesday evening, Larry and Debby from Glenville celebrated a Private birthday Balloon Ride.

On Wednesday morning, I flew Bryon and Graham from Gaithersburg, MD, and Maria and John from Salem, NY.

That was it for hot air balloon rides for the week so far, due to weather and family in-town for a visit. The weather forecast for the week starts out good for Monday, before it goes downhill Tuesday and Wednesday, before it improves again for Thursday and Friday, and, it looks to go downhill again for at least part of the coming weekend.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Update into Weekend

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

We have definitely been getting decent summer weather lately in the Lake George – Saratoga Springs area, especially this week, the flying conditions are ideal. Last Friday, I flew Pritish from Fishkill and Dev from Blacksburg, VA on a beautiful summer morning.

Pritish and Dev getting ready for their balloon ride over beautiful, rural Washington County.

Tuesday was another beautiful day for a hot air balloon ride. I had on-board, Marcia and Walter from the Rutland, VT area.

Walter and Marcia on the Tuesday evening flight, a beautiful summer evening in the Lake George, Saratoga Springs region.

The weather forecast for hot air balloon rides is great right through Saturday, and I have space available the next few mornings. So, if you would like to fly in a hot air balloon in our beautiful valley between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, either give me a call at 518-793-6342 or contact me through my web site, The CPC precipitation outlook forecast map is hinting that we potentially turn wetter for the later half of July, so take advantage of this week’s weather if you can.