Balloon flights are provided in a client's branded hot air balloon. A once in a lifetime experience is scheduled only at sunrise or approximately 90 minutes before sunset over the client's pre-determined market area.
As the only provider of corporate market flights that are for the Chicago DMA, we are the only company that ever has provided flights from Chicago, Cook County, Oak Brook, Palos Park, Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Lake Forest, and more. Talk about a view!
Based on the wind direction, the pilot will select a launch site to allow for a scenic flight that will take you from tree top height to approximately 1,500 feet above the ground, the height of the SearsTower. We steer the balloon over the target area desired to be seen.
You will be amazed as the flight is a magic carpet ride, a feeling unlike anything else. Pick leaves off the tops of the trees, capture photos of the incredible scenery and your reflection in the water, and talk to the local residents that marvel at these aerial wonders.
Your host and chief pilot Bennett Schwontkowski has been in ballooning for 40 years, having flown safely over 3,200 balloon flights and 13,000+ passengers on passenger and corporate promotional flights. Your safety is our first priority and therefore we fly in winds less than 10 miles per hour, no rain, and fair skies. In the event of inclement weather, we will contact you for rescheduling the flight.
Each adult passenger receives after the flight the traditional champagne toast, first flight certificate, hot air balloon lapel pin, photos of the balloon, and GPS flight map.
The balloons are capable of flying 2- 4 guests, depending on the overall weight. Corporate flights are the ultimate thank you to a client that will always be remembered and are a once in a lifetime experience that are hard to top.
Flights may have different client goals. We have assisted clients that have wanted to fly to 2 miles above the ground, 35 plus miles, over numerous high visibility community events, wedding proposals, weddings, military thank you tethers or operations, and more.
We are the Chicago area's only full-time hot air balloon agency