Quechee Balloon Rides LC. is a premier hot air balloon experience which offers fun, memorable and professional flights in Quechee, Vermont. Hop in the basket with pilot Chris Ritland as he takes you on a unique aerial adventure of his hometown. Experience the magic of the hot air balloon as you float inches above the tree tops and get a completely new perspective of the forest floor below. Capture photos of Vermont's classic picturesque villages, farms, and covered bridges, as we gently drift over Vermont's endless rolling green hills. We invite you to discover the natural beauty of this stunning countryside, a charming perspective as unique as the experience of hot air balloon travel.
Take to the sky in the oldest form of aviation known to man, the hot air balloon. Our flights typically begin at the Quechee Village Green, directly next to the Ottaquechee River.
Once in flight the hot air balloon matches the surrounding air currents and essentially becomes "one with the wind." The pilot has excellent and precise control over the balloons altitude, and will adjust it as necessary to place the balloon in different air currents moving in different directions essentially "steering" the balloon. Since conditions vary daily every flight is different and has its own unique flight path. Every flight is a new adventure.
Take Note: Our Balloons carry a maximum of four passengers plus the pilot. This provides the ideal scenario for families, couples, friends, and small groups wishing to enjoy a personal and private experience.
Pilot Chris Ritland has a commercial pilots certificate from FAA, and is certified to instruct aspiring hot air balloon pilots. Chris has been flying balloons for 10 years, and has flown in balloon festivals in Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey and recently in Ireland. He has a perfect safety record.