Alexandria Balloon Flights (ABF) was started about 30 years ago by Kevin Olsen, who is also our primary pilot. Although ABF is located in Pittstown, NJ, we cater to the New York and Pennsylvania riders who are looking for an experienced and trustworthy company close by. Each flight is different as we are dependant on the wind for direction and speed. It is not uncommon for us to land in Pennsylvania when the wind is from the East.
Adventures over the Years
Over the years, hot air ballooning over NJ and the surrounding areas of PA has provided us with countless memories, experiences and adventures on which to reflect. Ballooning adventures have taken us to many exotic places. In the 80s we flew in Northern France with the Forbes Magazine Balloon Team. Another adventure included co-organizing the “Big Apple Balloon Fest” out of Central Park in NYC. We operated the title balloon for Canon Cameras at the world’s largest international balloon fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’ve flown in major balloon festivals in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta and Portland Oregon. Good Morning America even retained us to tether our balloon in NYC as an added attraction during their Summer Concert series.
Last year, Alexandria Balloon Flights celebrated flying our 17,000th delighted balloon passenger. We are very proud of our experienced “chase crew” who assist in almost every aspect of your flight from inflation to following the balloon in the “chase vehicle” to landing and packing up. During your flight they take beautiful digital photos. After your flight I combine their photos with the ones I’ve taken from the balloon and Email them to you at no extra charge! Our team prides themselves on their efficiency and contribute greatly to the safety and enjoyment of your hot air balloon flight.
If hot air ballooning is something that you have always wanted to try, or are ready for another flight, call Alexandria Balloon Flights where you can feel confident that you’re in safe, experienced hands.