Above & Beyond
E 136th St.
Carmel, IN 46032
Balloon Pleasure Flights
||Take to the wind...
Have you ever dreamed of flying through the clouds?
Ever imagined what it would be like to ride a magic carpet?
Take a magnificent flight in a hot air balloon, and find out for
|What is it like up there?
Most people who have never been in a balloon imagine the flight to be
fast or bumpy as you fly through the air. In fact, it is typically just
the opposite. Have you ever sat in the grass on a warm summer day, watching
the clouds float lazily past? Now imagine you ARE the cloud, floating
with the wind...that is the best way to describe what a balloon ride
feels like. Since balloons have no engine or propellers, they move with
the wind, not through it. So there is no turbulence, or really any
sensation of movement at all. The only way you really notice that you
are flying is to look down to the ground and watch the houses and
fields float by! It's truly the most gentle form of flight. And with no
engines to make noise, it is a serene, quiet adventure through the sky!
How can I schedule a ride?
If you've decided that you just can't wait to get in the air,
then by all means do it! It is a wonderful experience that shouldn't be
If you live in central Indiana, give us a call and we will
sign you up. We offer beautiful Sunset flights, seven days a
week - weather permitting. You need to allow about three hours for the
entire excursion, and be sure to bring family and friends along! We
will begin your adventure by meeting at a central location on the North side of Indianapolis, often with
other balloonists flying with us, and will determine our exact
launch site after a final weather check. Once we arrive at the launch site, you can help ready the
balloon for flight and become an honorary crew member! After the
balloon is launched, you will be in the air for about an hour. When the
pilot finds a good landing site, the crew and your friends and family
will be there to meet you. We then pack up the balloon and head back to the
meeting site to finish off a wonderful flight! Don't forget to bring a
camera and lots of film. You want to be sure to have a record of your
If you would like to schedule a flight for someone else -
perhaps as a birthday or anniversary gift, we have gift certificates
available. Our certificates never expire - if the weather or a busy
schedule keeps you from getting in the air, we will be happy to
reschedule you! We do require at least 48 hours notice if you need to
cancel a scheduled ride.
Current pricing for our pleasure flights begins at $195.00 per
person. Call us toll-free at 877-359-2345 or locally at 317-844-3718 to learn more about how you can start
your own adventure!
If you live elsewhere in the United States, take a look in
your local yellow pages - most pilots offering balloon rides advertise
there. You can also look through some of the web sites listed in our
Links page - there are many balloon companies on the internet. If you
have trouble finding a pilot near you, drop us a line and let us help
you find a balloon company in your area!
There are hot air balloon operators all over the world. If you
get the chance to go for a ride - take it! It's a great way for young
and old, family and friends, to share in a unique and exhilarating
adventure! To borrow an old ballooning phrase:
"May you have gentle breezes, and soft landings!"
When you book a flight with
Above & Beyond Balloon Co., you are booking with a locally owned
and operated company, not a nationwide broker. When you call us, you
are speaking directly with your pilot or crew - experienced people who
can answer all of your questions and who know the area in which they
fly. We do not accept nationwide ride certificates and we are not
affiliated with these companies. We believe customers are best served
by flying with local balloonists - if you need help finding one in your
state, please visit