Floating majestically above the world in a hot-air balloon is an experience that is unlike anything else. Peaceful, serene, and at one with nature, you get to see the landscape from a completely new perspective. Whether picking leaves from the top of a passing tree or floating through the clouds, the experience of a hot air balloon ride is something that anyone is sure to enjoy.
LTA Aviation has been offering balloon rides to Central New York for over 39 years now. We have a commitment to the safety of our passengers and the surrounding environment. In addition to passenger flights, we are also fully certified to instruct anyone who wishes to become a pilot.
providing balloon flights mid-May throught October
corporate programs and picnics
traditional champagne flights
FAA certified and insured pilots
The Sport of Hot Air Ballooning
Ballooning is a weather-dependent sport. Flights take place at sunrise and up to two hours before sunset. Winds must be within permissable limits and there must be no precipitation in the immediate area. The decision to fly is made by the pilot based on information provided by the National Weather Service and other weather reporting stations.
The goal of corporate sponsorship is name recognition-to get your name out to the public. It has been said that everyone likes balloons because of their shape. A balloon can serve a number of useful advertising and marketing purposes. Very few people can ignore the sight of a six-story balloon displaying your corporate logo.
The Balloonists' Prayer
The Winds have Welcomed you with softness.
The Sun has blessed you with its warm hands.
You have flown so high and so well,
that God has joined you in your laughter.
And He has set you gently back again
into the loving arms of Mother Earth.
Media Coverage -- Industry Events
Community Involvement -- Targeted Marketing
By flying or tethering the balloon at community events, blossom and harvest festivals, conventions, agricultural shows and other industry events, the sponsor can receive unsurpassed attention.
A tethered hot air balloon at your company function can create the excitement that nothing else can. Tethers are done in the early mornings or late afternoons, usually for up to two or three hours.
Regular Flight--$250.00 per person for a 45-60+ minute flight. We plan flights seven days a week at sunrise and 2 1/2 hours before sunset.
Private Flight for Two $350.00 per person for a 45-60+ minute flight for you and that someone special alone with the pilot. Our private flights are scheduled seven days a week. If special request- call us... Are wedding proposal plans in the works? Or, do you want to treat your spouse to a unique experience for that special gift?
The rides last from 45-60 minutes and can be booked for either a morning or evening flight. Morning flights start about 20 minutes after sunrise and evening flights start an an hour and a half before sunset. We can take up to 4 passengers on one flight, but if you have a larger party we may be able to arrange to have more than one balloon fly.
From May through October, we schedule flights 7 days a week. We fly 1 ½ to 2 hours before sunset every day, and at sunrise on Saturdays and Sundays. From October 15 to May 1, we fly Saturdays and Sundays only.
Balloon Rides Over Syracuse was established in 1979 to provide safe and fun hot air balloon experiences throughout eastern Onondaga County. Since then we have flown thousands of passengers in the greater Syracuse area and at festivals in Jamesville, Wellsville, Dansville, Norwich, Glens Falls, Binghamton, Canandaigua, Albion, Perry and Alexandria Bay, NY; Shawnee, Hazelton, Harbor Creek, Hershey and York, PA; Lexington, VA; and Readington, NJ.
Festivals Bob is attending this year are Jamesville, NY; Binghamton and Wellsville, NY
Hot Air Ballooning