The Wind Hot Air Balloon Company is the only full time
company flying the Phoenix area offering exclusive flights for two people. We are based in Mesa, AZ.
We have three standard flight
locations for you to
from. Each provides a very unique and different flight with scenery
from Sonoran Desert to rugged mountain peaks. You choose the flight
standard flight is an
exclusive private flight for two
people. These flights are offered daily at sunrise. Flights are
available from any of our 3 flight locations:
*Gold Canyon- Superstition Mountain and Wilderness (sunrise)
Pleasant and Hieroglyphic Mountains (sunrise)
*Maricopa- Vekol Valley/Sonoran Desert National Monument (sunrise or sunset)
you are looking to complete your balloon flight experience with a
romantic getaway, we offer our Gold Canyon flight combined with a stay
at the beautiful Gold Canyon Golf Resort. While we always recommend
sunrise flights for the best weather and wind conditions for
ballooning, we do offer sunset flights, November-March, from
our Maricopa/Sonoran Desert National Monument flight location.
adventure is a little more what you are seeking, then consider flying
with the Roping The Wind Hot Air Balloon Team on an amazing adventure
flight! We occasionally offer unique and often times "one-off" flights
over rugged mountain peaks, unspoiled Sonoran desert terrain, high
mountain forests and meadows and other scenic and remote locations
around Arizona. These flights are designed for those who perhaps have
flown in a balloon before and are looking for something a bit different
or for our customers who are serious backcountry enthusiasts. Rates and
availability for these flights can be found on our special offers page. General information about our adventure flights can be found below.
You can learn more about
each of our flights
here and even schedule your flight online! Choose a flight:
Exclusive Flight for 2 (Gold Canyon, Lake Pleasant and Maricopa)
The Wind Hot Air Balloon Company doesn't only offer rides... we offer
much more! We are a full service hot air balloon company! Check out
some of our other services that our balloons are available for:
Skydiving Are you a skydiver looking for a
experience? Give us a call! We are always available to the skydiving
community! We can generally take 3 jumpers up at a time and can
handle as many as 9 jumpers in a morning or evening (seasonally)
flight. We can often times meet you and your guests at your local DZ.
Launch a short distance away and drop you at your DZ and you can be
back on the plane for your next ride up shortly after! No long shuttle
rides back to the drop zone with us!
Stunts The Roping The
Wind Flight Team has worked with film production companies and world
class extreme athletes! We are always excited to make your next balloon
assisted stunt or film work a reality! Call us!
Our 7 story tall hot air balloons are the perfect
place to advertise your company name and products and a great source of
making your market area aware of your brand name!
These moving, flying and larger than life billboards are a great way
(and very cost effective) way to get your companies name out into the
marketplace! Our hot air
balloons are very
mobile and can be driven to any location and inflated within minutes.
You can also use our balloons for store front promotions. Add a very
high visibility object to your next sale or grand opening event!
Additionally, tether flights can be combined to give your customers
something to remember! Since the first modern hot air balloons took to
the skies, people are still fascinated by these gentle giants. Wherever
we are, spectators always gather to get an up close look at our
aircraft! Have you ever seen someone take a picture of a billboard
before?! These pictures are then shown to friends and family and you
have indirectly reached an ever growing market!.
With the rise in social media over the past many years, it is so common
for people to snap a picture of our balloons and send it out over
social media for the world to see! Our Capt, Scott Nicol, has flown for
several high profile corporate advertising programs in the US and
Canada and understands how to get the balloon in front of the crowds
and cameras! Contact us to learn how your company can reach new heights
with a custom built hot air balloon with your logo and colors! We can
create a program for many different advertising budgets.
Static Inflations Hot
air balloons are great
for store front promotions and other such events were a business wants
a high profile/high visibility object on site. This object, the
balloon, also serves as an excellent way to give back to your customers
who patronize your establishment by providing tethered balloon rides. Our
77-90,000 cubic foot balloons stand nearly 70 feet tall and 65 feet in
diameter. These gentle giants are visible from a great distance away
and spectators are always present during our balloon operations in high
What exactly is a tethered balloon? A balloon is tethered by 3 ropes
(or tether lines) to ground anchor points and is allowed to ascend to
the top of these ropes. This can be anywhere from 10-50 feet up
depending on surface wind conditions and other considerations. Winds
must be light for a safe tether event (generally less than 5 mph). An
area that is approx. 200x200 feet is generally acceptable for tethering
a balloon provided there are no obstacles or powerlines around the
perimeter of the tether site. Parking lots are acceptable and grass
fields are preferable. A tether event can last from as little as an
hour to as much as 4 or 5 hours. Duration of tether time is always
dependent upon surface winds remaining light to calm. The duration of
the tether and height of the balloon on tether is always at the
discretion of the pilot in command.
We also can do more simplistic static displays (when the balloon is
inflated and remains on the ground). This is an option when the wind is
slightly too strong for tethering or when there isn't adequate space to
safely tether. A static display during nighttime hours is even more
dramatic. This is called a 'balloon glow' and is a very eye catching
sight! The balloon is occasionally lit up like a 7 story tall light
bulb when the pilot ignites the propane burners!
Our balloons can also be combined with block parties, school events,
and numerous other special events where the promoter/organizer is
looking for a highly visible means to drive people in off the streets
to their event. Email or call us for more details on our tethered
or static balloon operations.
Charitable Fund Raisers
We field calls every week from Charitable organizations looking for
donations of a balloon flight. We would love to be able to help each
and every one of these organizations for the sake of a good cause.
Unfortunately, we are a small company and simply cannot assist each and every one of these requests! So, we have developed
a gift certificate fund raiser program that is a win-win situation for
your organization as well as our company. Contact us for more
information on our gift certificate fund raisers. Let us help you reach your charitable goals!