December 15, 2019
"As many of the other reviews point out booking a hot air balloon ride in the Austin area is not for the impatient type. Because ballooning is so dependent on weather and the weather here is so fickle be prepared to reschedule multiple times in anticipation of perfect flying weather. I scheduled my ride for my 30th birthday and after about 13 reschedules my 31st birthday had passed by the time I actually went up in the balloon. It was worth the wait and definitely a one of a kind experience. You are encouraged to help inflate and deflate/pack-up the balloon which is very rewarding. The guides are very knowledgeable, experienced, and prioritize great customer service. The post-flight ceremony is intimate and thought provoking.The champagne was expected but the other goodies were a nice surprise. I highly recommend Austin Aeronauts!"
September 16, 2019
July 18, 2019
"An experience like no other. Help unpack and inflate the balloon, climb in the basket, and like a whisper you start to go up. The view was beautiful. It was really interesting to watch the landing, and then we got to help pack up the balloon. All this followed by a ceremony for achieving our first balloon flight, with a certificate, champagne (water for those that want) and a fun ceremony."
June 28, 2019
"Our morning with Austin Aeronauts was magnificent from beginning to end. The ride was a 'bucket list' experience for my elderly parents, and David and his team truly made it a day to remember. From pre-ride communications to preparations the day of the ride, everything went off without a hitch. We were also lucky enough to have David as our pilot. He was warm, gracious, funny, and so very thoughtful -- pointing out great photo opportunities and making the ride memorable in every way. I wouldn't hesitate to get airborne with Austin Aeronauts again. Take to the skies with them...you won't regret it!"
September 9, 2018