Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co.
Providing Hot Air Balloon Flights in Carroll, Frederick and Howard Counties of Maryland
Ho! HO!- Santa has a busy night planned. And due to "unprecedented demand" of Santa's time, a few gifts may not be left for some very deserving people. Santa has now asked Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co. to HELP by extending a special offer of super discounted Christmas Gift Certificates for the next few DAYS.
HO! HO!- You have gifts for everyone except the MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE of ALL! NOT TOO LATE... Click on Gift Certificates link above to see our SPECIAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS GIFT to YOU! -->
WOW! Seems Everyone wants to fly!! We are booked for the remainder of 2021 and cannot take any new flight requests. Check out the other pilots in the area for their availability. What a Thrill!
>>IN THE NEWS:
November 20, 2019 We had the pleasure of flying Tim Williams and Patrick(videographer) from WJZ-TV in October. Watch this wonderful video on WJZ-TV and/or use this link to watch the flight in Carroll County.
February 15, 2019
Guess what day it is!! Wha-hooo. It is the day Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co is voted #1 Most Romantic Place in Maryland! Click here to check it out. Yahoo-
April 5, 2018 Howard Magazine (The Baltimore Sun) story about our Howard County Business
Take a breathtaking VIRTUAL flight. click here!
We welcome you to the wonderful world of ballooning in Maryland! Our champagne flights take place over beautiful Howard & Carroll Counties at sunrise and two hours before sunset. Capture the moment and treat yourself and a loved one to a most rewarding experience on "DREAMSTAR BALLOON".
Schedule your flight Now!!
A $75.00 deposit per person will hold that date for you. Good dates will be going fast. Email or call.
Create on line animated-musical gift certificate in minutes. It will be available immediately for showing.
Ron Broderick is your pilot and has an FAA commercially rated certificate for flying hot air balloons. He is a member of the:
Balloon Federation of America,
Photo of the Month
Chasing DreamPuff --Patrick Smith flying over top of Dreamstar in his "CloudHopper Balloon"
NEW BALLOON FESTIVAL is COMING to CARROLL COUNTY! see details
VIDEOS & PHOTOS:
July 2018 - Courtney and Brad share exceptional photos of their flight. And say: "I just wanted to say thank you again for such a wonderful evening. Brad and I loved every minute of our flight! It was an experience I'll never forget. Thank you for proving such a lovely night."
March 18, 2015 - Air and Space Museum tethered flight. We provided a tether/standup demonstration at Turf Valley Resort for the Stem in 30 program which is an educational series made available to 7-8 graders at the Museum and by way of video conferencing to schools throughtout the country.
Did you know .... the first American to ride in a balloon was Edward Warren, a 13-year-old boy who rode in a tethered balloon at Bladensburg, Maryland, in June 1874.
Sept 2013 WJZ-TV - Cheslea flying in Dreamstar.
August 8, 2014 - Beautiful Fall flight over Carroll County Maryland photos courtesy of Bonnie Doerfler
August 2012 - courtesy of thalx on YouTube.com Tracking Dreampuff balloon on a beautiful August evening. This special flight was a surprise wedding proposal flight with many friends of the special couple following along on the chase and gathering at the landing site for champagne toast celebration.
Howard County Tourism Bureau
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away."
Regular Flight |
$320.00 -- booking one person
$300.00 each -- booking two persons
$280.00 each -- booking three persons
$260.00 each -- booking four persons
Romantic Flight for Two:
$850 a couple
Regular Flights are scheduled for 45-60 minutes - seven days a week at sunrise and 2 hours before sunset.