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Summer Lindley October 10, 2023
"We arrived and met the crew, whom were all wonderful and friendly. The scenery or backdrop for this ride is one of kind with amazing views of the Jimenez and Sangre de Christo mountains. We flew with Clotaire, a witty Frenchman and we absolutely enjoyed the flight and learned so much about how ballooning works from take off to landing. You must possess an insouciant style attitude with an affinity for outdoorsy and hands on adventure with Mother Nature and the willingness to harness her resources and go with it. The celebratory ceremony after flight will absolutely ground you and truly create an appreciation for what these aeronauts are passionate about. Johnny and his beautiful wife along with David and the entire crew are absolute wonderful humans! "
Greg and Virginia Elder October 10, 2023
"As first time flyers we weren’t sure what to expect. This bucket list trip was coupled with a trip to the Balloon Fiesta. Since we drove in from Albuquerque, Johnny and Jeannie met us a a pickup spot and carried us to the group meet up where he picked up the balloon. He was cracking us from the beginning with his humor. When we arrived at the launch site, Johnny and Jeannie gave us clear instructions about how to help set up the balloon (we weren’t required to help but it was fun!). The process was fascinating and soon we were up up and away with 2 other balloons. Johnny was so incredibly skilled and gave us all great lessons on how the balloon operated and how the winds vary. It was a great learning experience! The ride was so incredibly peaceful and stable. The occasional firing of the burners kept an otherwise cool morning very comfortable. It was so quiet and surreal as we traveled. Johnny regularly checked to see if everyone in our basket was doing ok. As we approached the landing, Johnny told us exactly what to expect. The landing was perfect! Johnny really took any and all trepidation out of the entire trip. We would recommend you sign up for a group ride and definitely ask for Johnny! It was so much more enjoyable riding with others and Johnny truly made it fun! We would go again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone! "
Jeffrey Anderson October 9, 2023
"Great experience I would highly recommend this company. Thanks to the pilots with over 100 years of experience combined they made a good and safe call to not fly one day as the winds were not safe nor would it be a good flight. Went the next day and had a great flight. Our pilot was Johny Lews who was not only a great pilot he was entertaining and very knowledgeable. He was the Best part of the whole experience. They had a great crew and other pilots seemed very knowledgeable and accommodating."
Barbara September 27, 2023
"Spectacular Ride! We had a wonderful experience yesterday. Johnny was amazing and we felt totally safe in his hands. His crew were outstanding also. From pickup at our hotel, to drop off, everything was seamless. The day was perfect and the scenery breathtaking. We would highly recommend!! "
andrew smiltneek August 17, 2023
"We highly recommend Santa Fe Balloons for the friendly service, attention to detail and the care and assurance they gave to us on our first balloon ride. My wife has a fear of heights and Bryan on the crew told her that because you were traveling with the wind there was no sensation of movement and this no fear. He was right. Dave the pilot was very good, and had 40 years of experience , and it showed. The Champaign toast at the end was a fitting cap to a great time."
Jennifer R July 25, 2023
"We had a great experience from the time we were picked up until we were dropped off. Josh Cato was our pilot and he was fantastic. He was great about explaining what was happening and I felt safe the entire time. His personality made the trip even more fun. I highly recommend Santa Fe Balloons!"