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Customer Spotlight: Cherie Milarcik

November 16, 2018

Every year, people flock from all over the world to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta ®. While they all have their own stories and special occasions for attending this unique bucket list event, one in particular stood out.                                …

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Bucket List Holiday Party

September 24, 2018

  At Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co. we can elevate your events…literally! We are able to accommodate large groups in our balloons located in Phoenix and Albuquerque. Imagine flying over a breathtaking desert landscape and looking over to your right just as the sun begins to peak through the mountains. Now imagine this breathtaking…

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Attention: Commercial Balloon Pilots

May 22, 2018
Balloon Rides Las Vegas

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 foot, all Cameron…

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Feature Story: The Small Business Revolution

January 12, 2016

The Small Business Revolution: Story #100 Rainbow Ryders is honored to be featured in the photo-article that The Small Business Revolution ran earlier this month. The article is eloquent and captures the passion and philosophies that our owner Scott Appelman has represented since the opening of Rainbow Ryders in 1984.   About the Small Business Revolution Project Across…

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Hot-air balloon ride (with Rainbow Ryders) lifts newcomer’s spirits

October 7, 2015

From the Albuquerque Journal: Over the bosque, we slowly descended past the cottonwoods and dipped into the Rio Grande. A little water came up through the bottom of the basket and dampened my shoes, christening me a New Mexican. Appelman gave the burner a blast, and we were back up. I waved at people walking…

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KOB's Rachel Hackbarth gets first-ever balloon ride… with Rainbow Ryders!

October 7, 2015

From KOB TV 4 here in Albuquerque: Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta draws people from all around the world here to our city. KOB’s newest member, Rachel Hackbarth, had never been up in one of the famous balloons, so we decided to send her 1,000 feet in the air to give you the perspective of a…

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Rainbow Ryders Featured in "Business Outlook"

February 17, 2015

The “Business Outlook” section of the Albuquerque Journal reveals some vital statistics about what it takes to make Rainbow Ryders on the nation’s premier hot air balloon ride companies. Click the image to see and enlarged version.

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Scott Pilots the Dos Equis Balloon in Montana for World of Adventure

January 26, 2015

GoPro Ambassador Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla takes to the sky with world renowned hot air balloonist Scott Appelman in Big Sky, Montana! Check out the World of Adventure post.

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A New Version of the Colorado Balloon Classic

January 26, 2015

The city of Colorado Springs says it is in final negotiations with a company to put on a new hot air ballooning event to replace the Colorado Balloon Classic. The company that the city is negotiating with is called Hot Apple Productions. The company’s owner, Scott Appleman, served on the board of the Albuquerque Balloon…

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Enter to Win: Warm Up In Scottsdale

January 12, 2015

While much of the country is battling sleet, snow and freezing temperatures, Scottsdale’s winter thermostat is set at a balmy 72 degrees, on average. Add in clear blue skies, a stunning Sonoran Desert setting and a plethora of outdoor adventures and activities and you’ve got the perfect place to get reacquainted with the sunnier side…

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