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Balloon Rides

Buying a balloon ride for yourself is often the most direct way of learning about the sport. Ask if you can help with the inflation and deflation of the balloon - most passengers enjoy helping which maximizes your experience. Don't forget your camera either.

There are several companies who offer balloon rides in this area. The flight lasts generally an hour, and you should plan to spend about 2-3 hours for the entire adventure. Flights will take place near dawn and dusk since that's when the wind is the calmest. Below is a list of pilot names and contact information.

The following pilots are commercially rated to give rides in the Sioux Falls area. They also can give flight instruction. Please contact them personally for more information and availability.

Cloud 9 Balloons
Duane Waack
Passenger Flights

605- 371-1740
balloonwaack@sio.midco.net

Brandon Valley Balloon Adventures
Jeanne Anson and Tom Sharpee
Passenger Flights

605-582-6447
info@lta2sum.com

Rapture II hot air balloon rides
Ron Oppold
Passenger Flights

605-366-3309
oppoldr@me.com


For general inquiries, contact info@sfballooning.org


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