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12465 Barnard Way, West Friendship, Maryland 21794 Howard County
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Ron Broderick is your pilot and has an FAA commercially rated license for flying hot air balloons. Flying commercially since 1992, he is a member of the:
Balloon Federation of America,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn(AOPA),
In 2019, we were the balloonmeister (Balloon Organizer) at the Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival in August in Cordova MD. and the Balloons Over Sussex Festival in September in Georgetown Delaware.

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Chasing DreamPuff
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Squeezing the air out in Eldersburg. Photo courtesy of Dan Dekowski.
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Packing up balloon with neighbors in Eldersburg. Photo courtesy of Dan Dekowski.
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Happy Smiles for a Successful Launch.
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How many York PA kids can fit into DreamPuff basket?
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Chase Crew plotting next move of "Dreampuff"
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Chasing Shadows.
photo courtesy of Ron Grahek
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While the Crew Works, the Passengers onboard Dreampuff enjoy a beautiful flight.
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A little "light work" by the crew to move Dreampuff to a better spot for layout following a landing.
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Jim, Ron and Dick return to base following another wonderful flight.
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2002 New York State Festival of Balloons in Dansville NY
Ron presents flight certificate to passenger Judi (far right) and thanks our dedicated Crew members:
George and Robin, Ruth, Shawn and Tom.

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Flight Costs:

Regular Flight:

>> $300.00
-- booking one person.
>> $290.00 each
-- booking two persons.
>> $270.00 each
-- booking three persons.
>> $250.00 each
-- booking four persons.

Flights are scheduled for 45-60 minutes - seven days a week at sunrise and 2 hours before sunset.

Romantic Flight for Two:
>> $799.00 exclusive per couple for a 45-60+ minute flight for you and that someone special alone with the pilot. Our sweetheart flights are scheduled Monday-Thursday only. If special request for weekend- call us... Are wedding proposal plans in the works? Or, do you want to treat your spouse/sweetheart to a unique experience of a hot air balloon flight?

Special Discounts:
>> Repeat flyers of Friendship Hot Air Balloon will receive a 10% discount on their next regular balloon ride purchase.
>> Family member discounts apply on the regular 45-60 minute flights when you book 4 passengers on the same flight.
>> NSA(DOD) employees and first responders receive a 10% discount on regular flights.

Payment Policy:
>> Preferred form of payment is by check or cash. If you wish to use Paypal or credit card, a 3% service charge will apply in addition to the flight fee. If you pay deposit or full amount ahead of time and then cancel your request for personal reasons, a 10% handling fee will apply on your payment. If we are unable to fly due to the weather, a full refund of your payment will be made.

We carry up to 4 passengers.
For safety reasons:
>>> maximum weight per passenger is 280 pounds.
>>> the heat of the day and total weight of passengers determine how many persons can fly each flight. We can carry up to a maximum weight of 750 pounds combined for all four passengers on a cool day. The warmer the day, the less weight we can carry.

Passenger Information:
Our Commitment letter
Insurance Release Form