Flight Requirements

Review Our Release Form and Flight Requirements Before You Fly

Riding in a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon, whether it is a life-long dream, fun times with family and friends, or a gift, requires that you meet flight requirements and sign a release form.

Who Can Fly

Passengers must be at least 5 years old and in good health. Unfortunately we cannot allow anyone who is pregnant or possibly pregnant to fly in our hot air balloons. Passengers below the age of 18 must have parent permission or the parent must fly with them. Riders are accepted at the discretion of the ride operator. Per our COVID Safe Practices, we are asking all our passengers to complete a well-being screening before flying.

Before You Fly

Please read our balloon ride frequently asked questions.



Daily Flights Year Round


Daily Flights Year Round

Colorado Springs

Daily Flights June - September


Albuquerque International Balloon Festival

Albuquerque, NM

Labor Day Lift-Off Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

White Sands Balloon + Music Festival

Alamogordo, NM

Boo-Loon Trick or Treat Bash

Bell Bank in Mesa, Arizona