Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co. is Sailing into the Sunset and Retiring from our wonderful Sport of Hot Air Ballooning in Maryland. Over the past 33 years, we have provided the hot air balloon experience to so many and we are so thankful for their interest and enthusiasm during our hot air balloon flights.

Moving Forward:
We are referring new clients to Pilot Steve Andrews ( on 443-336-2999 to schedule your flight.

What a Thrill it was to fly in DreamStar Balloon
Let us share with you some of our past experiences
Experience the Wonder!!
Imagine! As the dew covered meadow shrinks silently away, the panorama of the earth becomes a breathtaking view of beauty and life. You have just taken off on a wondrous flight of fancy and are floating silently and magically in the soft breezes that move you along. The perception of life and your role in it now take on new realizations.

The Wonder of Flight

Take a breathtaking VIRTUAL flight. click here!

Watch SlideShow of past flights

Photo of the Month
Summer 2019

Chasing DreamPuff --Patrick Smith flying over top of Dreamstar in his "CloudHopper Balloon"


December 2021 - Video courtesy of John in Carroll County I hitched a ride with Matthew Hodgdon in his Dreamstar-Original Balloon. What an exceptionally beautiful/calm day for us. Matthew gets one step closer to earning his Commercial Pilots License. Thank you John for sharing your video and enthusiasm!

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 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."