Some of Our Delighted Passengers
October 2019 - Steve and Masha
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our flight with Friendship Ballooning! Setting up the balloon was really cool and the flight was even better; great views, smooth, and fun! Such a unique experience that everyone should try! The crew was amazing; so knowledgeable, hard working, professional, and they took every precaution to make sure we were safe! I would recommend this company for an unforgettable balloon flight! - Masha
October 2019 - Lynn and Steve
Ron, words can't express the gratitude we feel for your service. You more than helped with removing an item from my bucket list and celebrate my 70th birthday. I also think it helped me get over a nasty fear of height. A little bit of an exciting ending but would go again in a heartbeat . Feel free to use us as references.
Thanks again and I'm definitely spreading the word!
May 2019-- Candice, Mark and April-
"Thanks for our very special time together. It was a wonderful experience".
A beautiful August Afternoon- see photo collection
"Brendan and I had the best time on our hot air balloon ride!
Thank you again!"
-- Mary Mohler
July 2018 - Courtney and Brad
"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." -- Courtney
September 9, 2014-- Thanks for an outstanding flight. Everyone enjoyed! !-Luke
And Brian says:
"Well, the Hughes family embarked on an incredible adventure on April 21st! With the help of expert balloon pilot Ron Broderick of Friendship Hot Air Balloon Company and a dedicated chase team in a van, we had the experience of a lifetime. We traveled from Sykesville to Westminster (just over ten miles) floating gently with the breeze above rolling hills of farmland in our hot air balloon "Dreamstar". The kids had a fantastic time and I am so proud of them for being so brave. We went up to about 2,000 feet at one point and the kids barely seemed to notice. In my opinion the best part was easily the unexpectedly magical landing in a remote field and being helped by the land-owners to pack up the balloon! They were so gracious about us landing in their field and it seemed the whole family came out to help. We packed up the balloon to a fantastic sunset and then had a champagne toast with our new found friends. What an incredible way to end the day. I have over an hour of footage to go through, so stay tuned for the video! A BIG thanks again to Ron and his crew!"
November 2, 2013 -- "Our wedding proposal flight was perfect".
Amy and Tim
August 11, 2011 -- "I just wanted to thank you all again for a wonderful birthday surprise! I absolutely loved my hot air balloon ride. I haven't stopped smiling yet! It was so much fun! It made my 50th birthday even that more special! Great job!"
Apil 30, 2011 -- "Ron & crew: Thanks for a wonderful experience to celebrate Joanne's 50th birthday. It was better than we ever imagined - fantastic!
Joanne, Steve, Julie & Heidi
See more photos.
Apil 10, 2010 -- "Thanks again so much for a terrific balloon ride.
We couldn't have asked for better
Oct 19, 2009 -- "We had such a great time! What an adventure"
Delene and Craig
Oct 12, 2009 -- Celebrating Linda's Birthday-- "Words can't begin to express how magnificent it was for us to soar over the beautiful countryside of MD"
Linda, Ron, Matt and Danielle
Oct 11, 2009 -- "Thanks for the great flight in celebration of Kelly's 40th birthday."
Merrick, Kelly and Bess
Janice and Keith
April 30, 2009 -- "I just wanted to send a long overdue note to say what a positive experience my balloon flight was in June of 2007 from the Taneytown launch site. It was a proposal flight and of course she said yes, but the whole thing was just top notch and it was everything that I wanted it to be. We are now married (11/08) and living in our new house and we think of that flight often."
Tim and Claire Johnson
Tim and Claire prepare to assist pilot and crew in 'packing up' the balloon system following their flight over the beautiful Fall foliage in Carroll County!
Ted Reinhold along with John and Jane Farrell
On a beautiful Fall day in November, Ted gives thumbs up that passengers are ready for launch.
Kelly and Matt
"Thanks for making our dreams come true. Ballooning with you was one of the greatest experiences in my life. We got engaged and we'll never forget that it happened in a hot air balloon over Maryland." Matt Baldassarri
"Ron and crew - I just wanted to say thank you again for making our flight last night so perfect. Kris and I had a wonderful time and the wedding proposal could not have been done in a better way". Matt More
The Wedding Proposal Flight of Katie and Rafe
"Thanks again for a wonderful experience"
Thank you Ron and Dick for a great, safe trip!"
Molly & Chris Myers and Katie & Gary Heiges celebrate with crew following a wonderful flight in September. "We had a wonderful time flying over familiar areas. It was an amazing experience!"
Michael & Kent(Dad) Winterson enjoy a perfect Fall flight
"THANKS for a spectacular balloon ascension "
see beautiful in-flight photos taken by Kent.
Yvonne and Chris receive a 'First Flight Certificate' following a mid-August flight over Carroll County MD and say: "It was Awesome".
Butch Oliver, Dave Smith and Shylo Smith enjoy champagne toast with family members following a beautiful flight over Frederick County MD.
"What an incredible experience - one we will never forget! Ron, Dick and Jim's kindness was truly an added extra to make the trip even more special!"
.... Marla, Lisa and Jessica
"Thanks for a really great adventure.
We had such a good time floating over the MD country side"
Craig & Kathy
Stephanie and Jason celebrate 'Wedding' flight
following wedding at The Antrim in Carroll County Md.
Alison and Mike celebrate their 'Wedding Proposal' flight.
"Thank you for a wonderful day!!"
Finn and Veronika
prepare for flight on their last day in the US before their return to home in Denmark.
On January 27, 2002, a very Special Balloon Flight for Nikki
took place as planned by Kevin and family members.
Follow UP- Marriages really do take place following our 'wedding engagement' balloon flights!! Nikki and Kevin were married on May 17th 2003 and received this oil painting commemorating the engagement flight from an old friend and painter.
Congratulations Nikki and Kevin!
We were honored to be a part of this very special day...
Cathy Girouard and Mom- Marlene." Thanks again for a fabulous flight!"
Mary and Dick Hoenes
"We want to thank Ron and his crew at Friendship Hot Air Balloon for making a very special day even more special. Their friendly approach and attention to detail made the entire experience picture perfect."
Thanks again! -
Clark A. Snow & Kristen Coffman
Bob and Cheryl Balassone
"We thank you for a fantastic trip. It far exceeded our Expectations"
Photographs by © Yogini Dahiwadkar.
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-- 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?
>> 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.
>> 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.
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