The best part about Ballooning in Asheville, NC is the amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We fly adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest on the west side of Asheville. Passengers who fly with us comment, “Any time of year would be perfect – the views are breath taking and the pilots and crew were very helpful, fun, and great tour guides. It’s so peaceful. Would go again!”
We fly year round and even though the fall is sought after all seasons have something special to offer. The winds tend to be calmer from mid-May until mid-September. We require wind speeds under six mph so those months are the best for calm winds. Unlike flying in parts of the country where the land is flat, flying in the Asheville area offers incredible mountain views. When the balloon ascends very high, perhaps even one mile above the surface you can see waves of beautiful blue mountains in every direction. Call us today to experience the grandeur of flying in the mountains. 828.707.2992.
Everybody knows Asheville is a great American city, sometimes referred to as the Paris of the South. Asheville, NC is a small city with a big city attitude, offering culture and recreation with sophisticated art, music and dining experiences. Many people visit Asheville for a romantic weekend escape and The Biltmore Estate as well as Downtown Asheville are the crowning jewels that must be experienced. Asheville offers much local grown, organic food options and micro-breweries are making Asheville as a must do attraction. Asheville traffic is minimal and it has well maintained roadways compared to large cities.Asheville is known for it’s many spas and alternative health practitioners.
The pilot will brief passengers on safety and procedures before they launch. During the flight passengers are encouraged to let the pilot know of other balloons, or obstructions such as power lines, ditches or fences that he may not be aware of. If the pilot has to cancel due to wind and/or rain, your flight can be rescheduled to the next mutually convenient day.
Passengers are required to sign an “Acknowledgement and Release” waiver prior to flight. Captain Tom Mackie has over twenty-five years experience in ballooning and safety is his top priority. Feel free to ask questions. We fly seven days a week as the wind and weather permit.