Balloon Excelsior has been training students to fly balloons since 1971, and we are the first and oldest Balloon Flight School in the country.
PRIVATE. We offer balloon flying lessons for a Private Certificate under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 61 in 10 hours of flight, with 10 hours of ground training.
We offer instruction for the Commercial Certificate course under FAR
in 20 or 35 hours of flight, with 20 hours of ground training. If you have a
Private or higher FAA certificate in powered aircraft, you can go
directly to a Commercial add-on.
MATERIALS: included in the pilot training course price.
CERTIFICATE. If required, a student pilot certificate may be
issued at no charge.
Our instructors have from 1000+ and 4000+ hours, far more experience than minimum FAA requirements.
We have successfully trained hundreds of students to fly balloons
over the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, Jamaica, Central America and
South America, using our curriculum and experienced
Student provides balloon, all
propane, insurance, chase vehicle and crew $2,200 $2,800 for 20 Hours or $3,200 for 35 Hours
We provide all equipment and
$4,000 for 20 Hours or $5,000 for 35 Hours
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