The Adventure

Your Hot Air Balloon Ride

The Adventure

Your Hot Air Balloon Ride

Flying up and away on a hot air balloon ride is a truly unforgettable experience. You will enjoy breath-taking views, landmarks and the wonder of nature from a new and unique perspective as you take to the skies in one of Nostalgia Ballooning’s gorgeous hot air balloons. .

No other experience offers this unique combination of exhilaration and serenity, as you drift gently across Chicagolands mix of rural and urban landscapes at anything up to 5,000 feet.

Rising smoothly and silently towards the clouds, the only noise the occasional burst of the burners, you will travel where the wind takes you to wonder at the sights so far below.

Make memories to last a lifetime on your hot air balloon experience, which you will want to tell people about again and again.

And once your flight is over you sip Champagne after landing, you will find yourself wanting to do it all over again…

You Can Look Forward To

A 3 to 4 hour experience including:

  • Approximately an hour’s flight in a Gorgeous hot air balloon

  • Champagne toast after landing (or soft drink)

  • Tour of the Sky Soaring Airport and the many unique aircraft in the hanger

  • Greeting & Registration

  • Briefing by your pilot

  • Invitation to help inflate the balloon


Hear What Others Had To Say!

If you’ve been thinking about what it’s like to ride on a hot air balloon, you’ve found the perfect place to experience it! The pilot (Chad) and crew were such nice people and they made our engagement the most memorable by taking pictures! Chad even toasted us upon our landing! We highly recommend Nostalgia Ballooning!

Jenny M.

Phenomenal experience! Chad was a great pilot and educated us on ballooning from the history to some of the finer points of the art of piloting them. I would 100% do this again, especially with Nostalgia Ballooning. It was an unforgettable experience!

Todd L.

I always wanted to go ballooning, however I am VERY afraid of heights. Chad helped me through the whole thing and after about 10 minutes of being in the air, I could actually let go of the basket and take photo’s. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I’d do it again in a heart beat! But only with these guys, they are GREAT!!

Amy R.

Loved this experience! Great people with great knowledge are in control of this company. Wait for the perfect weather conditions and be ready for an experience to last a lifetime.

Candice D.

Had a great time out on the balloon ride. Wonderful people… Once in a lifetime experience.

Abhinav G.

Thank you to Chad & Crew for a wonderful first time ballooning experience this morning! Your passion and love of ballooning shows through and my wife and I can’t thank you enough!

Joe T.

Today was a day we will always remember for the rest of our lives. It was breathtaking, peaceful, exciting and scary at the same time. Chad our pilot was the Best!! He has many years of experience and assured me the ride would be enjoyable, He is very intelligent about the Hot Air balloon and very personable which made me feel relaxed and confident.

Pam R.

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