to Balloon America !
Don't be fooled by part time, weekend amateurs
that offer a lower price - yet boring low altitude flight - over industrial parks, barren flat agricultural fields and desert
scrub an hour drive from Tucson!
have many exclusive advantages over other amateur operations:
* The ONLY balloon tour company in Southern Arizona that is accredited by the Better Business
Bureau. This means we have been vetted and proven to have incredibly high standards of business ethics and practices.
In addition we have been rated by the BBB as an A+ company: https://www.bbb.org/tucson/business-reviews/balloons-manned/balloon-america-in-tucson-az-17557
* The ONLY pilots
with First Class Medical Certificates - the same ones issued to airline pilots. No other balloon pilots in Southern Arizona
have even second or third class medical certificates - and only a handful nationwide - possess this level of certification.
We're heart healthy and drug free - AND we can prove it. The Federal Aviation Administration does NOT require balloon pilots
to have ANY type of medical certificate. Without a medical certificate how do you know your pilot is healthy enough to pilot
* The ONLY company with a dedicated balloon port at La Mariposa Resort on Tucson's east
side. We have secure parking, bathrooms, indoor and outdoor catering for up to 200 people, and yes, with advance notice
we can FLY that many passengers at one time. All other balloon companies fly from unauthorized remote locations
in the middle of Avra Valley over the freeway and boring industrial farm land.
* The ONLY
company with leather seats and seat belts on board for our First Class flights. You don't stand when you fly on an airplane,
why should you be required to when you fly in a balloon?
* The ONLY company with brand new
2017 Ford Transit 14 passenger high roof luxury vans to pick up our group passengers. No jumping in the back of a pick
up truck with us! For private, first class flights we utilize our Mercedes 450 GL Sport Utility.
The ONLY company that requires our pilots to wear inertia reel safety harness restraints. This is required in Europe yet is not
required in the United States. Why do we require our pilots to wear these? While hard landings in balloons are extremely
rare they can happen, much as when a passenger jet sets down hard on a runway. Your jet pilot is strapped in and contained
within the cocoon of the cockpit, while balloons are open air aircraft. It is possible for your pilot to be ejected from
the balloon's basket during this type of landing. With a restraint harness this is impossible - so that he can stay in control
during the entire landing procedure.
* The ONLY company with a 100% safety
record. We have NEVER had an accident or incident in 33 years of operations. None of our
part time competitors can make this claim.
ONLY company with an exclusive flight path along the 9100 ft. tall Santa Catalina mountains.
Check out our video tour below - Ballooning the Santa Catalina Mountains -
EXCLUSIVE TO BALLOON AMERICA!
you can choose Fly By Night Tours that operate OUTSIDE Tucson
in Marana and Avra Valley (also referred to as Dogpatch by long time Tucsonans) over the freeway, industrial parks and tract
housing 200 feet above ground ...