February 20, 2023

"I would highly recommend Austin Aeronauts. If you're looking for a ballooning experience in the Austin area, these guys know what they're doing. My boyfriend made a reservation to go ballooning for us as a Valentine's Day adventure and it was super fun. I would recommend booking either a private balloon or with a group you know (the basket was not extra spacious), Our pilot Rob and the chase driver Jenn really knew what they were doing and it was a very good experience even though our flight wasn't flawless or easy; when you go up in a balloon, you don't have control over right or left OR the winds that influence speed. Rob was 100% professional and really worked to make sure that we were safe and enjoyed the experience. We plan to book with these guys again the future."
January 9, 2023

"Thanks David , Frank and Robert_Super friendly n taught us a lot of hot air balloon knowledge_The whole experience just like doing meditation in the air , felt so peaceful and the view is incredible !_Will definitely do it again in the future !_Super recommend"
November 3, 2022

"Truly a magical experience. Loved learning about hot air balloons, being a part of the ‘crew’ and flying like you’ve never experienced. A definite bucket list item. Thanks to the entire team and our pilot Dave."
October 28, 2022

"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. After extensive research, we booked our balloon ride through Austin Aeronauts - a very professional and well-reviewed company. Our pilot was a very experienced Josh Sneed, who expertly piloted the balloon according to the varying winds at the different altitudes. David Smuck, another very knowledgeable pilot served as our ground crew and contributed to our amazing morning! I had numerous questions, which Josh and David helpfully answered. My brother-in-law joined us as we enjoyed the breath-taking views from the brightly colored balloon. We soared over Hutto, TX (near Round Rock) and delighted in spotting a herd of deer crossing a field. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and the skies were a brilliant blue after a glorious sunrise. Floating in the air was an incredible sensation and was a true adventure! Josh was very safety-conscious and made sure that all of us were comfortable as we took off. Josh also ensured that we knew exactly what to do and expect, when he landed the balloon. The fun did not stop after a smooth landing! Josh had thoughtfully packed a picnic basket with croissants, non-alcoholic champagne, and champagne glasses to toast our successful balloon ride, and he shared a story of the origins of the hot air balloon ride. David contributed to the ceremony with his own experiences of balloon rides. We highly recommend Austin Aeronauts as the premiere choice for Hot Air Balloon Rides! Many thanks to Josh and David for a wonderful flight, and for ensuring our flight and landing was safe. I will be sure to let all my family and friends know about this magical experience! I should add that upon scheduling your own flight, be prepared to re-scheduling if needed, as weather conditions must be right for a safe ride. I recommend that you be flexible & patient if your flight gets rescheduled, as ours did. But it was so worth the re-scheduling. We all thoroughly enjoyed this unforgettable experience!"
October 15, 2022

"I had a wonderful time and worth crossing off your bucket list. Things to be prepared for is that Austin's weather is not predictable and you may have reschedules. However, Sandy, is incredible to work with and makes it easy. Lastly, I did not know that there are not designated landing spots, therefore you land where you can and then get shuttled back to the parking area. I would defiantly do it again and the views are beautiful."