Bloomington Balloon Rides

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Bloomington Balloon Rides

Bloomington Balloon Rides provides scenic hot air balloon rides over beautiful Monroe County. We fly next to and over the Hoosier national forest, this area provides breathtaking views of wildlife and foliage unlike any other part of our beautiful state.  

We are a full time hot air balloon company and our professional staff also manages one of the largest hot air balloon manufacturing companies in the USA, Adams Balloons. We pride ourselves in sharing the joy of ballooning with everyone. 


Our flights are truly a memory of a lifetime


 Join us for an unforgettable experience!

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Andrew Richardson, the owner and primary pilot of Bloomington Balloon Rides, has over 17 years of experience in the Lighter Than Air (LTA) community. With almost 1,300 hours of flight experience, Andy is a qualified professional with a passion for aviation who has flown thousands of passengers.

An owner of one of the USA’s largest hot air balloon manufacturing companies, Adams Balloons, and a certified repair station, Andy’s experience includes in-depth knowledge of all balloon make and models in addition to his own products.

With a long safety record, Andy has been the keynote speaker at several national safety seminar events for the ballooning community. Career highlights include representing the USA at international competitions and donating a balloon to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Air and Space during a day-long event in 2016. 

Click here to learn more about Andy and Bloomington Balloon Rides.  

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