Feedback from Happy Customers
A balloon flight with us makes a certain impression on everyone - one that we can't quite
describe. In this section, we share some of the thoughts, views and
photographs of our passengers, crew members, spectators and other important individuals we've met along the way.
If you have enjoyed your flight, we warmly welcome your addition to
this page. Please email
us with your comments!
We just wanted to say thanks for the great hot air balloon ride and adventurous landing on Friday in Albuquerque. We had a wonderful time and are looking to do it again! It's refreshing to meet someone who has found something that they love to do (and does it well) and who has passion for their career. Happy and safe travels to you!
Nikki and Letty
The 2 Arizona teachers :)
I just wanted to thank you and your crew for a wonderful trip and a memory of a lifetime! From takeoff to landing to the champagne toast, everything went smoothly and provided the perfect setting for my marriage proposal. Your professionalism, courteousness, and friendliness made the two of us feel very comfortable and safe throughout the flight. We couldn't have asked for a better pilot for our first ballooning experience! Thank you again for the amazing experience and I hope to take another trip in the future.
Me and Diana would like to thank you for the great ride we had on March
31, 2006. Diana was somewhat surprised by the engagement, but overall everything went
great. It was our first time doing a balloon ride and the experience was
awesome... Thank you for doing it on such short notice. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.
Thanks again for making our day so special!
Brian & Diana
Dear Jon and Christine,
We had an amazing time with you guys - a great trip!! Here are the photos I took - just let me know which ones you'd like me to send you
separately with larger resolution...
Ravit & Ishay
(Ed. note: We took off and flew on to another landing spot
once our chase crew told us about the sign :)
Just wanted to thank you again for making the night of my entire family. We are new in the area (about 1 year now) and we just love to watch the balloons in this area. You could not even imagine the surprise when my daughters saw your hot air balloon touch down in our neighbor's yard. Only to make it more special by you offering to give them a ride.
I know my daughters said thank you, but again... You didn't have to take the time from your night and you did!!!
They couldn't wait to go inside and call all of our relatives to tell the story of their balloon ride.
Thank you again...
What a perfectly delightful flight last Monday evening! Your piloting expertise and ongoing explanations of the art & science of hot air ballooning made for an
unforgettable experience. I plan to tell any of my friends & acquaintances seeking a special gift for others or themselves to seriously consider ABOVE & BEYOND BALLOONING!
Al & Pat Mackay
Jon is a true professional balloonist. At no point, from start to finish, did I have any concerns about the safety of the trip or his equipment. The ride was incredibly smooth from take-off to landing and the sites were
gorgeous. As we flew, Jon explained some of the sites we were seeing. Along with beautiful
foliage, we also saw a good deal of wildlife from deer along the banks of the
reservoir, to a family of white horses galloping along the hillside. The ride we took was
truly breathtaking and worth every penny. Thanks a lot, Jon!
(Ed. note: On this flight, we flew deep down into Ken
Lockwood Gorge, touching
the basket bottom to the surface of the river. Not something done everyday!)
Hi Everyone -
Sorry it's taken longer than I expected, but photos from this year's Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally (and a few from last year's also) are online at
http://www.snapfish.com. Unfortunately, you will need a Snapfish account, which is free, to view the photos. I couldn't find a site that allows viewing without having to cough up personal information.
Enjoy. It was fun flying with you all.
Just checking in after the Quick Chek Balloon Fest. Thanks for such a
great ride Sunday evening and for letting me call the station during the flight. The station owners heard the segment and thought it was
good radio. Thanks for helping with that. The flight was great, and I was impressed by what you
Thank you for such a wonderful ballooning experience this past Tuesday (July 26th). Shikha, Sonam, Nikhil, and I had a great time! Hope you have fun at the festival this weekend.
Rudy and I had a highlight of our lives experience with you and Christine on Wednesday. Thank you for making it possible. Our grandchildren are still talking about it.
This was my first flight and it was awesome! It was both exciting and
peaceful at the same time. I didn't realize that the flight would be so
tranquil. And Jon was a great pilot -- genuinely enthusiastic and
informative. You could tell he does this because he loves it; its not just
a job for him, it's a passion. As a photographer the opportunities to shoot
were countless, it was really beautiful. Overall: a unique experience that
I'm glad I had (and boasted to my friends), and would love to do again!
New York, NY
This is Shar... My husband Rob and I took a flight on my Birthday,
May 10. I was looking at photos and was hoping you posted some of
that day.. Your site is awesome... Nice pictures and format... Easy to
use also... Well... I'll keep checking, daily - in hopes you post
I so enjoyed our flight. Thank you for being
professional and informative... Made for a more enjoyable trip...
After my leg stopped shakin' of course! The rest was smooth
sailing... Keep in touch please...
Sharlene & Rob
Lower Mt. Bethel, NJ
The website was so informative and Jon was very
professional and extremely informative. Although I am a little
squeamish on heights, I have to say that Jon was comforting and
flew me up to picturesque places. I got it all on camera and I
will be going again with some friends. It was a nice place and way
to start my day and my vacation. Jon took me on short notice. I
was delighted by the view and I have to say there was no moving
sensation whatsoever. I was very delighted by Barry as well. Very
funny - Very cool. Jon was wonderful in keeping me in perspective
and gentle in nature, truly a godsend for my high-strung
personality. I feel complete!
East Brunswick, NJ
Fabulous way to surprise my husband for our 25th
Wedding Anniversary! We Loved it. Jon was a great host and pilot.
Tammy & Joe Maynard
We had an awesome time! Jon made it a great
experience and we recommend it highly! Thanks, Jon!!
Seth & Elysa
Fort Lee, NJ
I wanted to propose to my girlfriend in a hot air balloon and luckily found
Jon's website. After I spoke with him, I was counting on things to go
great, and I wasn't disappointed. The views were incredible. Jon even
managed to sneak a dozen roses onto the balloon to give to my girlfriend.
After the flight, which was miles ahead of what I expected, we were treated
to a champagne toast along with some cheese and crackers. I recommend the
experience of a hot air balloon ride, but especially with Jon. He is
friendly, knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to ensure a memorable
New Brunswick, NJ
I hope this note finds you well. I'm sure it must be beautiful to fly
at this time of year. Floating over the foliage must be spectacular.
I'm writing in hopes that you have some photos from my flight in Sept.
If so, I would be grateful if you could send them to me. I'd love to have
a remembrance of my trip!
Enjoyed the ride and
your proficiency! Here are some photos from the flight.
Hi Jon -
My children and I were on your balloon at the
Spiedie Fest in Binghamton, N.Y. this past August. It was a great ride!
I am attaching a few of the photos but definitely not all.
And we will definitely look you up the next time we need a balloon ride.
Perhaps it will be next year in Albuquerque, I am going to make it there
one of these years.
Thought you might like the attached photograph of yourself - 'a picture of concentration', that I took of you as you were filling "Patriot" last night at the Lancaster Balloon festival.
Thanks for an amazing experience!
New York, NY
Dear Jon & crew:
Earlier tonight you landed a balloon on our neighbors lawn on the corner of
Fox Run & Hockenbury Drive in Glen Gardner. WOW! As if it wasn't great
enough to see the Large, Beautiful balloon up close, you offered tethered
rides to interested neighbors. WOW! I can't get the smile off my face or
the joy from my heart.
Though the ride was brief, the excitement caught me and it was such a
pleasure to meet all of you. I wished I had something to offer, but arrived empty handed not knowing
what an adventure we were on when we left our house in search of the
beautiful balloon. You gave us a glimpse into a world we have not experienced. Thank you for
sharing not only your balloon, but your hospitality and warmth. It really
was a pleasure to meet you and talk with you about what must be a love of
Thanks again for bringing the neighbors together and for giving us a memory
to treasure. May God protect you and give you happy flights!
John & Judy L.
Glen Gardner, NJ
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your pilot for a birthday memory worthy of remembering (Aug 19th).
Loretta and I thought Tom was perfect as our pilot. From the very
beginning, we felt confident in his abilities and enjoyed his sense of humor
and appreciated his identifying points-of-interests throughout the trip.
Not to sound long winded, it was an experience we both enjoyed and look
forward to repeating it in the future.
Thank you for allowing us to ride in your Balloon on Saturday. We had so much fun. You made our first trip excellent!! We hope to ride with you next year at the Balloon Festival. Thanks so very much.
Mary Jane and Fred Robinson
Just wanted to thank
you for a wonderful surprise on Thursday! I totally caught Belinda off
guard. We had quite the story to tell this weekend and the pictures came out really
cool too. I will recommend your company to everyone I know. I attached a picture for you.
Thanks a million,