Chicago Hot Air Balloon Flight

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Sky Rides enjoys a legacy of 23 years of hot air balloon flight. Just southwest of Chicago in the quainter and quieter Joliet and Plainfield area, Sky Rides brings the unmatchable aerial experience of hot air balloon flight to the Windy City.

Cruise high above the sweeping plains, nature preserves, and sparkling locks Joliet has to offer. The Kelly green pockets of public parks and family farms dust the landscape, and glisten with rivers and waterways. At the close of your trip, toast to your unforgettable experience with champagne and light hors d’eourves catered by the Great American Balloon Company!

Our FAA Certified pilot and capable crew look forward to meeting you on the grounds of the Joliet Regional Airport at the east end of the airport parking lot. Your adventure commences with a pre-flight briefing. Meet your pilot, learn about your flight, and ask our F.A.A. licensed and certified guides any questions you might have about your flight. Once your full party arrives, we transport your party to the Sky Rides ascent site in a private van. Following your flight, we gather at the descent site for transportation back to our original location. Don’t forget your camera, and double the film you think you'll need. You'll want to capture each breathtaking moment of your flight to relive again and again.

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