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Why Choose Rainbow Ryders

Safety

At Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company, safety is one of our core values! We have been in business for close to four decades with an impeccable safety record. We take pride in meeting and exceeding all FAA regulations while leading our industry to drive new regulations to improve overall safety for our industry.

We have won countless awards and have been entrusted since 2002 as the official ride operator for the largest hot air balloon event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® as well as other large festivals the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, and the Scottsdale SkyFest and Balloon Glow.

Experience

The sport of hot air ballooning is one of the oldest and safest forms of aviation in the world. It is a 230 year old tradition enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of passengers and millions of spectators each year.

Our mission has always focused on providing an unforgettable bucket list experience! The tranquility and peace offered in a hot air balloon is the ultimate free flight experience. Rainbow Ryders, Inc. started offering hot air balloon flights in the scenic Rio Grande Valley back in 1983 and has grown to become the premier and largest hot air balloon ride company serving the Southwest, with flights offered in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Colorado Springs.

Safety Requirements

All of our pilots hold FAA-certified commercial ratings with a minimum of 500 flight hours and complete annual flight reviews exceeding the FAA 2 year requirement.

Our pilots maintain a 2nd Class Medical Certificate and undergo regular drug and alcohol testing.

Our pilots attend multiple safety seminars throughout the year to stay current on all aviation related topics involving our industry.

We provide insurance that is secured at the highest limits available within the industry. To request a copy of our insurance certificate, please call (505) 823-1111.

Equipment

The sport of hot air ballooning is one of the oldest and safest forms of aviation in the world. It is a 230 year old tradition enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of passengers and millions of spectators each year.

Locations

Albuquerque

Daily Flights Year Round

Phoenix

Daily Flights Year Round

Colorado Springs

Daily Flights June - September

Festivals

Albuquerque International Balloon Festival

Albuquerque, NM

Labor Day Lift-Off Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

Scottsdale, AZ Skyfest and Balloon Glow

Scottsdale, AZ