High on Love Valentine’s Day Package

This Valentine’s Day take your love to new heights with the W Scottsdale and Hot Air Expeditions.  We’ve teamed up with our friends at the W Scottsdale hotel to bring you a fun and unexpected Valentine’s Day experience that is sure to wow that special someone in your life!  The appropriately titled,
High On Love package, includes:

  • Accommodations at the W Scottsdale
  • In-room chilled champagne amenity
  • A personal in-room intimacy kit
  • A morning hot air balloon flight for two with a catered champagne breakfast in the desert from Hot Air Expeditions

The High on Love package is valid for stays between February 6 and February 23, 2017 and must be booked at least three days in advance with the W Scottsdale.  Rates for the High on Love package at W Scottsdale begin at $699 for stays including a sunrise hot air balloon tour, accommodations, champagne, and an in-room intimacy kit.

Book your High on Love package before they’re gone!
To book, visit www.wscottsdsalehotel.com or call (877) 822 2000 and reference rate plan LVPKG1.

Hot Air Expeditions January Newsletter

Happy January Everyone!

We hope everyone is enjoying this crisp winter weather while it lasts, the summer will be back all too soon! With Valentines Day right around the corner, now might be the perfect time to consider crossing an item off your bucket list! Check our our newsletter below for what’s new at Hot Air Expeditions and we hope to see you in the air soon!

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Pilot Q&A with Captain Chad

You’ve seen them up in the air, but how much do you know about your pilot? Get to know the people that make it all happen with our Pilot Q&A!
This time we are ringing in the New Year with some information about Captain Chad, we hope you enjoy!

Chad Cassell
Age: 34
Hometown: Chester County, PA
Hot Air Balloon Flight hours: 500+

How did you get into ballooning?
A family member was starting a ride operation about when I was born. My mother would take us along to chase the balloons and even go to balloon rallies on weekends. Since my youth I have had the balloon bug.

Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever been ballooning?
That is a very tough question. There are so many things that make balloon flights uniquely cool. Flying in Lake Havasu City is amazing, with some of the coolest people you will ever meet.  Also seeing the geysers of Yellowstone from my balloon in Teton Valley, Idaho was incredible.  Flying amongst other balloons in various balloon rallies is a cool experience as well.

Any tips for first time passengers?
If you have a question, please just ask!  We pilots are there to guide the balloon through a safe, wonderful journey, but we are also there to see that you have a good time.  If we can help you do that in any way, we will.

What’s one thing you hope passengers take away from their ballooning experience with you?
Amazing memories.  Flying in a hot air balloon is a unique experience and it is something that should be cherished.  Take lots of pictures and even videos but be sure to take a moment and soak the whole experience in before it is over.

You wake up at an ungodly hour, how do you get going?
Just knowing that there is a chance of flying usually has me up and about before the alarm clock even goes off.  Knowing that the day potentially holds my favorite flight ever is also plenty of motivation to start the day a little early with a smile on my face.

What can we find you doing in your spare time?
Hiking or hanging out with other balloonists.

Ballooning is on many Bucket List’s, what’s on yours?
More ballooning!  I would love to be able to travel the world and see it from above in a balloon.

Hot Air Expeditions December Newsletter

Happy Holidays Balloonists!

We at Hot Air Expeditions hope everyone is having a wonderful winter so far! Check out our December newsletter below for information on our sunset hot air balloon flights, gift items for everyone on your list, and some reviews from recent fliers. Enjoy!

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Hot Air Expeditions November Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving! We at Hot Air Expeditions are thankful for you!
Check out our new information below and have a wonderful holiday!

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Pilot Q&A with Captain Yee-Haw

Captain Yee-HawYou’ve seen them up in the air, but how much do you know about your pilot? Get to know the people that make it all happen with our Pilot Q&A!
This month we’re featuring Captain Mike Drysdale, we hope you enjoy!

Mike “Captain Yee-Haw” Drysdale
Age: “I’m Old.” 48 years young
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Hot Air Balloon Flight hours: 2000+

How did you get into ballooning?
I started crewing part time with my family in the early nineties.  I was working part time with my younger brother and cousin.  My brother wanted to be a hot air balloon pilot, but he passed away at a young age. In his honor, I got my pilot license and ballooning became a passion of mine.

Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever been ballooning?
I get this a lot from passengers, but it’s a hard question. I’ve done sunrise and sunset flights over many different areas such as the Great Lakes, the Fall Lakes, and the Grand Tetons. Every flight is unique, and each area has its own charm that makes it enjoyable.

Any tips for first time passengers?
Lose the apprehension!  It’s not scary or intimidating being up in the air in a balloon. Bring a camera, sit back and enjoy yourself, and take in the sights.

What’s one thing you hope passengers take away from their ballooning experience with you?
Memories. I’m very blessed to have the talent to give our passengers memories that they will hold onto for a lifetime.

You wake up at an ungodly hour, how do you get going?
I have always been an early riser, I’m always getting up early.  As far as my job; when you do what you love and, you look forward to it, I never have a problem waking up. It’s always fun for me.

What can we find you doing in your spare time?
Usually spending time with my family. I love to cook and entertain. I have had people from all over the world come to taste my barbecue! I think the most I ever made was about 88 pounds of pork. I also love to fish. No particular area, just any where there is water.

Ballooning is on many Bucket List’s, what’s on yours?
I would like to go to the Mediterranean area, sample food and work my way north from there!

Have a question for your favorite pilot? Email them to Amanda@HotAirExpeditions.com and you might just see them pop up here!

Hot Air Expeditions October Newsletter

Happy Halloween! The cool crisp evenings we have all been waiting for are finally here! Check out our new information below as well as a cute treat recipe for the upcoming holidays.

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Hot Air Expeditions September Newsletter

Happy September! Check out what is new with Hot Air Expeditions, see some rave reviews and check out our fall recipe!

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