Attention: Commercial Balloon Pilots

Rainbow Ryders is hiring!

May 22, 2018

We at Rainbow Ryders are looking to hire commercial hot air balloon pilots on either a full time or contracted basis. We have locations in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Las Vegas year-round and a summer seasonal operation in Colorado Springs. Our company owns over 28 state-of-the-art balloons, ranging from 90,000 to 315,000 cubic feet, all Cameron and Lindstrand. We are continually reinvesting into the newest and latest equipment, as well as team members. We are very proud of the 80 team members that we currently have and are looking to expand our flight team even further with qualified pilots.


  • 2nd Class Medical
  • Annual Flight Reviews
  • Submission to Random Drug Testing
  • Attendance of Continuing Educational Safety Seminars
Pay and Benefits (best in the industry!):
  • Dependant upon experience
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • 401K
  • Fun environment and flight team

Rainbow Ryders was recently named an Inc 5000 company and won “Fastest Growing Company in Albuquerque“, “Best of the Valley – Best Outdoor Experience” in Phoenix, “Best of the City – Best Hot Air Balloon Company” in Albuquerque, as well as the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame (for multiple years of consistent five-star reviews) award, just to name a few.

We want people who want to grow with our company; we can train small balloon pilots up to larger balloons and will be announcing a new flight school and commercial training program later this year for those who are not pilots yet. This program will have paid positions while you train for a new career that pays very well to do what you love. Rainbow Ryders’ standards and expectations are high, with customer safety, satisfaction, and experience being the primary objectives of all team members.

If you are currently looking for a new opportunity, please reach out to Scott to discuss your options! You can reach him directly at [email protected]. All inquiries will be held in the strictest of confidence!