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Hot Air Balloon Rides

"Greenie with the dark blue stripe"

The Balloon wore out last year and we no longer offer flights

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Where do we launch from?

We have a number of launch sites around the Pittsburgh area.  In Pittsburgh the winds generally blow from west to east.  Our favorite launch spot is in Monroeville although we are willing to launch from any suitable field.   What we need is a large field about the size of a baseball field without power lines or tall structures on the down wind side.  The area should be grass and free from things that could cut or abrade the balloon. i.e. No glass, gravel or concrete.  We do need to avoid the area southwest of the city around the Greater Pittsburgh Airport. 

Some of our favorite launch sites are in:

The Balloon wore out last year and we no longer offer flights  

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