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Private Balloon Flights

8311 Golf Course Road, Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 550-2677
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Ranked #3 of 52 Activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Private Balloon Flights is an Accident Free balloon ride operator flying thousands of passengers in total safety and comfort. Don't fly with 10 to 12... more » Owner description: Private Balloon Flights is an Accident Free balloon ride operator flying thousands of passengers in total safety and comfort. Don't fly with 10 to 12 people you don't know, enjoy a private basket just for your party, or a shared basket limited to no more than 6 passengers plus our pilot! « less
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was a very fun, and whether you even tried to or not, a learning experience! Captain Bentley is s very knowledgeable and experienced pilot. Safety was foremost, but there was never any uneasiness, even for a person who may be scared of heights ie my bride. To see and experience the balloon go from deflated to flying around Albuquerque's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

experience of lifetime. so amazing. i have been wanting to do this my whole life and i wasnt disappointed! just do it.

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thank You! We couldn't have said it better! We are glad you decided to "Just Do It! We are very glad you "Just Did It" with Us! Safe Travels & Soft Landings! Captain Bentley More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Amazingly smooth, quiet and scenic. You won't believe that a free floating balloon could be flown and landed to a called destination, that was called almost immediately after launching. Perfect landing, set exactly on the stripes of a school soccer field!

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thank You for taking a few moments to review us! We are at the mercy of the wind, but with a few decades practice at flying balloons, a pilot can learn to use the varying wind currents in conjunction with the weather forecast to navigate the balloon to a specific location. Based on that data, I was able to ride... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Cap Bentley and Pam were totally awesome They made our experience so nice. We loved seeing the Rio Grande up close, close enough to see a little frog jumping. Everything up there was so quite and peaceful. I loved being able to help with the getting the balloon up and loading it back up. It was a great adventure!

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a great adventure with us! We strive to make every flight as enjoyable as yours, and judging by our reviews, we are well on our way! Skimming the surface of the Rio Grande River allows us to see ducks, geese, turtles, and even little frogs just as we saw! From just above the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Crew was excellent. Captain Bentley and Pam made the trip very interesting. We were the only balloon in the air that day.

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thanks Mike! It was our pleasure to take you up on a private flight with us! We are an accident free balloon ride operator, so we monitor our weather forecasts very closely! We had a great forecast the morning of your flight, and an "Excellent Experience" it sure was! Albuquerque is known as the "Balloon Capital Of The World" and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Absolutely fantastic. We watched the sun rise over the Sandia Mountains. Staff was great. It was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed participating in the assembly and dissasembly of the balloon

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thank You for flying with us! We DO try to allow all of our guests the chance to lend a hand and be an "honorary flight crew member" for a few minutes! IT is all part of the fun of a Hot Air Ballooning Adventure! Safe Travels & Soft Landings! Captain Bentley More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a great experience. It was fun, adventurous . It's highly recommended when you go to Albuquerque. Don't miss this ride

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thank You for all of the praise! We are glad you had such a "Fun Adventure!" We hope you will select us again for your next flight! Safe Travels & Soft Landings! Captain Bentley More

Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Nice smooth and flight. Great views. We saw the sun rise from the air and saw other balloons. Friendly crew.

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

WE are glad you enjoyed your flight! Since we are usually the first balloons in the air in Albuquerque each morning, we actually DO get to see the sun coming up over the beautiful Sandia Mountains! Thanks for flying with us! Safe Travels & Soft Landings! Captain Bentley More

Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our group of six had a great time with a great balloon ride. Captain James was the best, lots of fun and very competent. Really great experience. Would definitely recommend this trip. Would have improved the overall experience if they would quit the post ride hard sell for merchandise upgrades and trip advisor reviews.

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

Thank You for your review! We are glad you had a great time flying with us! We do try to make ballooning a complete experience for everyone, and overwhelming demand for souvenirs from our guests over the last few decades has resulted in us offering so many great souvenir options! We provide FREE souvenir items including our full color T-shirts,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Good times, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Safe and interesting trip. I would recommend it highly. Our first balloon flight was 27 years ago with our three boys. This was very memorable.

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Captain Bentley S, Chief Pilot at Private Balloon Flights, responded to this review

It is always great to take up folks who have flown in the distant past! Technology has chained SO much in the 31 years since I took my first balloon flight in 1983, and we enjoy showing returning passengers how much safer and enjoyable ballooning has come in the last 3 decades! We are glad our ride lived up to... More

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