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Galena On The Fly

Galena, IL, USA
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About Galena On The Fly
Prepare to lift off in one of the most massive hot air balloons in the country. Drift above the rolling landscapes of Jo Daviess County and the historic Galena countryside while taking in views of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin from your 3,000-foot-high perch. Most passengers don't realize how peaceful and majestic a hot air balloon flight can be. Because the balloon travels with the wind, gliding through the air at various elevations, the only time you feel the breeze is when changing altitude or wind speeds. ​ At times, you may skirt through the trees, soar to several thousand feet, and even skim the gondola in Lake Galena. All of these are common occurrences and part of the full ballooning experience.
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April T wrote a review Oct 2020
Rockford, Illinois2 contributions1 helpful vote
Yesterday, my dream finally came thru! The experience was awesome and peaceful! Andy is thee best pilot and the landing was FLAWLESS! So impressed! Can't wait to go again next year! Thank you Galena On The Fly crew for making my dream come true! Xoxo
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Joy v wrote a review Oct 2020
Pasadena, California20 contributions2 helpful votes
An absolutely stunning experience! This was our first hot air balloon ride and it could not have been better. The pilot was calm and put everyone at ease. The lift-off and landing were incredibly smooth and gentle. The scenery is unsurpassed!! We would fly every day if we could. You will have a lifetime memory!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Crtn B wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This past year I fought and conquered bone cancer, so what better way to celebrate by getting high! My best friend and I loved this experience from beginning to end. Everyone was so welcoming and professional. Our pilot, Andy, was so great and funny - as well as knowledgeable. I’ve been recommending this company to everyone I’ve talked to since having had such an amazing ride! A must do!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Abby L wrote a review Oct 2020
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This experience has been on my bucket list for YEARS and I am so happy we chose Andy and his amazing staff at Galena On The Fly to share it with! My best friend and I did the sunrise flight and from the very beginning, Andy was humorous and informative and his added touches really set him apart from other companies, as the scenery speaks for itself. Throughout our ride Andy provided us with a soundtrack of facts about Galena, the balloon and funny anecdotes that kept us all laughing and enjoying ourselves, the entire time. When we landed and enjoyed our champagne and chocolate, even though the ride was over and we weren't 4,000 up in the air enjoying breathtaking views, he kept us all smiling with stories of past rides, the locals that support and allow the balloon landings and overall it was just an amazing experience and I could not have been happier! Thank you Andy and everyone at Galena On The Fly!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Scaletta wrote a review Oct 2020
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My husband gave me this as a gift for our 20th Wedding Anniversary as it has been on my bucket list for many years. It was more breathtaking than I ever could have imagined, so peaceful and Andy, our pilot, was absolutely great! And how fun to see a rainbow while on the ride! Loved the champagne toast afterwards. I highly recommend experiencing Galena On The Fly!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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