Light Flight Hot Air Balloons, Inc. &
A Little Bit About Us
To our prospective customers - thank you
for taking your time to learn about
Light Flight Hot Air Balloons
and Barnstormer Aero.
How may we be of service?
Join us in the celebration of man's earliest and surely most romantic forms of
flight - the Hot Air Balloon and Biplane. Free of the earth and all your cares,
you will soar as if by magic to places where only your imagination has flown. As
children we dreamt of floating among the clouds. Let us take you back to a time
when you believed in fairy tales and longed to fly on the wings of a bird.
adventure of a lifetime awaits you as you drift silently over the countryside
laughing at the folly of an unknown destination. The world
seems an almost
perfect place from the basket of a balloon or the open cockpit of a biplane.
Your flight descends to land and you share in the two hundred year old tradition
of a champagne or sparkling cider toast. A celebration of both new found friends and the heavens
If the romance and adventure
of balloon and vintage airplane flight appeals to you, allow us to introduce
ourselves. We are Light Flight Balloons, Inc. and Barnstormer Aero, a full time,
full service, locally owned and operated Maryland company. We offer balloon
charter flights, tethered balloon promotions, hot air balloon pilot training,
and open cockpit biplane rides for Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We are the area's most experienced ride company.
Credit M. Tenly
watch what a ride is like by flying with Ms. Wini Roche in the video below. Wini
is from the Harford County Office of Tourism; this segment was filmed in August
proud to have been flying for over thirty years without an accident or incident
making us the area's safest and most experienced ride operator. Your enjoyment and the
safety of the flight are our first priorities. Accordingly, our aircraft are
certified, licensed, and inspected as required by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). Your flight will be piloted by an experienced and
professional FAA licensed Commercial Balloon or Airplane Pilot. Our pilots have
a combined experience of over 60 years of accident free flying. Our Chief Pilot is retired from the Naval Air Reserve, served as an Accident Prevention
Counselor for the FAA for 23 years, and is both a Commercial Balloon and
When you book with us you are dealing
directly with the people you will be flying with; not a broker who has no
aircraft or pilots and little or no interest in you after the sale. Many
companies will simply provide a certificate for you to fly with some unknown
company; paying them a reduced fare to provide the service. Imitation is
supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery; if the websites for other
companies in Maryland sound similar and seem familiar, it's because many have
chosen to use the same language, terms, and phrases that we developed or coined
over thirty years ago. Some of these companies have less than one year of
experience and none have even half as much as Light Flight. When it comes to
flying, experience really does matter! We are concerned about your safety
and your enjoyment of the flight from the time you purchase a ride, through the time you fly,
and beyond. We work diligently to have
you as customer for life and provide a level of service that will have you
talking about the fun you had for years to come.
The reasons we should be your choice for a flight:
1. We are experienced
- over thirty years in business without an incident or accident. We are the area's
most experienced ride company. No other company in Maryland, Delaware, or
Southern Pennsylvania has more experience.
2. We are full time - we do this for a living and not as a retirement or hobby
business to supplement our income - we fly every flyable day, not just
3. We are locally owned and operated and a Maryland Corporation.
You are dealing directly with your flight crew and not a broker or some middle
man. You should be certain that you are flying with the same company that you
booked your reservation with and that the ride will be provided locally.
We hope that we may be of service to provide an experience and memories
that will last a lifetime. We are happy to assist you in scheduling a flight,
providing a gift, or to address your questions. We encourage you to call or e-mail
us. Once again, thank you for your time and interest.
Wishing You Fair Winds Always,
President and Chief Pilot
experience make your experience unforgettable!