Experience the incredible exhilaration of a hot air balloon ride
! Imagine silently floating above the treetops and enjoying a bird's eye view as the world glides below you. At Balloon Odyssey, we fly with the finest pilots available. Balloon Odyssey has been flying passenger rides in Louisville since 1974.
A balloon ride is a wonderful gift for that special someone, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, or the introduction to an exciting new sport.
Please contact us today to schedule your ballooning adventure!
We will meet for the flight in Middletown, in the back parking lot of the Middletown Fire Station located at 108 Urton Lane (there is a map on our web site). That is where anyone wishing to see and follow the flight should meet as well. We welcome your family and friends to come along and follow our chase crew while you are on your flight.
We schedule flight times both early in the morning and late evenings all year round. To schedule your ride please call us at 245-1588. If you need to reschedule your ride, we need to know at least 72 hours in advance.
Age range, type of group
The temperature in the basket will be about the same as the temperature on the ground. If you would wear a jacket or sweater on the ground, then you will want it in the balloon.
Dress comfortably: jeans, tennis shoes, and please no high heels.
You will be aloft approximately 1 hour, but please allow 2 ½ to 3 hours for the entire adventure.
A balloon is limited in the amount of weight it can carry, therefore we need to know in advance if any passenger weighs more than 210 lbs. so we can schedule you on a day in which we are sure you will be able to enjoy your ride.
If you are 65 years of age or older, please let us know in advance. We would like to check on the physical condition of passengers in this category before scheduling a flight. Landings can be a bit bouncy, and you will be required to climb into and out of the basket.
If you are pregnant, just had surgery, have knee or back problems, or can't stand up for at least an hour, we are sorry. No flights allowed. No exceptions. Also, no children under the age of seven years old. (We will give you a refund or transfer the certificate to someone else if you fall into one of these categories.)
The actual flight time averages about an hour. The entire ballooning experience, including pre-flight preparation, flight and post-flight celebration, may take 2 to 3 hours.