Nashville Hot Air Balloon Ride

Float Over the Grassy Knolls of Nashville, TN on this Amazing Airborne Adventure

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About This Experience

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Drift over the beautiful countryside of Nashville on this breathtaking Balloon Ride. The excitement of this hour long Flight begins at sunrise or just before sunset when you meet with your friendly Pilot and his Crew.

After heading out to the perfect launch locate for the day. The Crew will unpack the rig and begin setting up for the flight. Once the Pilot has heated the air inside the hot air balloon until it becomes "lighter than air,” the air balloon will gracefully ascend into the sky. Next, it’s time to hop into the basket and prepare for the breathtaking views that await. You and the rest of the passengers will float silently above this Blues and Country Paradise overlooking Nashville’s diverse array of prairie trees and grasses. Get a glimpse of the indigenous wildlife in their natural habitat as your Pilot guides the basket over the scenic views of the Cumberland River, Centennial Park and more. You may even have the opportunity to fly over the beautiful Arrington Vineyards!

Whether for you or a gift for someone else, this Balloon Flight Tour will be an unforgettable experience that is sure to create lasting impressions!

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Where It's Located hide

  • Franklin, Tennessee

Who Is Included hide

The Nashville Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience Gifts Certificate is for one participant. There will be approximately five additional participants on the flight.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests; but, you may bring spectators to the launch location to watch as the Balloon takes-off.

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The Nashville Hot Air Balloon Rides are offered seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Flights take place at Sunrise and two hours prior to Sunset. Sunrise and Sunset times will vary upon the time of year the flight is scheduled. Sunset flights are offered October thru April only.

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The Hot Air Balloon Rides have a typical flight length of 1 hour and a total duration of approximately 3 to 3½ hours.

Weather hide

The Air Balloon Flights Over Nashville may be rescheduled by the Pilot due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather. If the Balloon Flight is cancelled by the Pilot, it will be rescheduled for a mutually convenient alternative date.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open air adventure.

Additional Information hide

Participation in the Hot Air Balloon Experience is limited to individuals weighing less than 200lbs and less than 6'5" tall. Participants must be able to stand for a minimum of 90 minutes, should be at least 8 years of age and also a minimum of 4' tall. In general, participants should be able to jump off a chair (18 inches high) and be able to get in and out of the basket, unassisted.

Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered by the Pilot to be unsafe conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to flight. If the participant is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian will need to sign the form prior to participation.

Gratuity may be extended to your Pilot at your discretion following the flight.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Nashville Hot Air Balloon Ride Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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This week, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with hot air balloon pilot Bob Grimes at Ace High Ballooning and learn a bit more about the incredible Hot Air Balloon experiences they offer. Whether you want to welcome the sunrise, or fly as it settles, you’ll be mesmerised by the beautiful surrounding landscapes and be assured to have the best day. Have a read of our Expert Interview to find out more …

Q: Please can you tell us how it all began for Ace High Ballooning?

Living next door to Dennis Floden, aka; Captain Phogg (First World Hot Air Balloon Champion), I took my first balloon flight in 1973.  Working and crewing to pay for my lessons, I earned my FAA Pilot License in 1977.

 Q: Where did the passion for selling hot air balloon rides stem from?

Flying passengers for Captain Phogg’s Balloon Corporation of America was an enjoyable way to support my ballooning habit and build hours.  Watching the expressions of people’s faces when they take their first balloon flight is priceless, I love to share the wonderful sport of ballooning with others.

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A: What differentiates your hot air balloon experiences from others on the market?

Safety first, then ensuring that our customers get the best balloon experience possible by flying higher, longer, contouring/tree topping and occasionally a splash & dash.

Q: What would you say is the best part of the experience you offer?

 My flying skills have been honed over decades of flying, learning from other leading balloon operations around the country on how to best entertain passengers and always delivering more than what is promised.

 Q: Who would you say your experience is most suited for?

Kids from 6 to 96 (oldest passenger to date).  Everyone should fly in a balloon at least once in their lifetime. Lately we have been getting a lot of bucket listers.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to mention?

Mornings are the best time to fly in a balloon.  Even for those people that think they are not morning people, it is definitely worth getting up early for!

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