One of the best experiences you can ever have or give another person is the gift of flight. The wonder of floating above the earth in a hot air balloon is something that can not be described, it has to be experienced. Come fly with Captain Jack over the beautiful Yadkin Valley of NC
Our North Carolina flights will originate from the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport located in Monroe, North Carolina. After arriving we will complete a short passenger briefing and then load into our vehicles for a short ride to the launch location. The ride itself will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a champagne toast! After your ride, you will be returned to your vehicle at the airport. The entire experience will last between two and a half to three hours.
Typically , a flight last 45 minutes to an hour depending on weather conditions and available landing sights. The entire balloon experience will last approximately 3 hours which includes inflation, flight, packing up and toast. Passengers are welcome to participate in set up and pack up or simply just watch and enjoy the experience.
"I always wanted to fly hot air balloons when I grew up, but I've found out...you can't do both!"
Big oh! Balloons is owned and operated by pilots Charles Page and Kristie Darling. We've been flying in North Carolina for 41 years... And we love it!
Our Chief Pilot, Drew Egerton, is a second generation balloon pilot. From the time he was just one year old, his parents were taking him on trips across the county to help crew. Both his parents became FAA certified balloon pilots in 1988-1989 and took Drew on his first flight at only 4 years old!