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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
Flight Instruction

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

Passion Ballooning
Scott Christensen
Flight Instruction

605-376-5010
scott@blueskyavionics.com

Olivier Balloons
Orvin Olivier
Flight Instruction

605-332-6688
oolivier@amfam.com

Mystic Balloon Rides
Devin Burnham
Flight Instruction

605-940-7706
mystic_balloons@hotmail.com

Brandon Valley Balloon Adventures
Jeanne Anson and Tom Sharpee
Flight Instruction, Promotions and Crew Training

605-582-6447
info@lta2sum.com

For general inquiries, contact info@sfballooning.org


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  Balloon Rides

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