Hot air ballooning is an exciting new adventure, and we know that you may have many questions before making a reservation or before you fly with us. If you do not find an answer to your question, please feel free to contact our office for personal assistance call us 951-699-9987.
There are many things to consider when choosing a company with whom to fly. Is the company professional? What is their safety record? Are the pilots, crew and office staff experienced and friendly? What is included in the price, and what are their booking policies? We focus on a professional and safe operation which includes a knowledgeable reservation staff, experienced pilots and crew and a perfect safety record. We operate all flights that we book. Be wary of companies that sell gift certificates or reserve flights they do not operate. Our flights include a 60-75 minute flight, private label champagne, orange juice, continental breakfast and souvenir certificate of flight.. We collect payment on the date that you fly, and if the flight is canceled due to inclement weather there is never a charge. If you have any additional questions about our company please feel free to contact our office.
The hot air balloon burners are fueled by propane, which burns clean and is easy to obtain.
Balloons average in size from one passenger to twenty passengers. When inflated the balloon is as tall as a seven story building. The balloon is measured in cubic feet, 55,000 for a sport balloon up to 300,000 for the largest commercial balloon. A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure operates balloons of all sizes.
All of our pilots have an FAA certified commercial pilot’s license, with a lighter than air certificate. In addition, several of our pilots also fly fixed winged aircraft. A Grape Escape Hot Air Balloon Adventure only hires pilots who have a minimum of 1000 hours of logged flight time.
A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure can accommodate passenger groups of all sizes. The average shared wine country flight includes 4-16 passengers at one time. If you are looking for something more romantic, we offer private sweetheart flights for two. Private flights for other size groups can be arranged by contacting our office.
The attire for ballooning is casual. We take off and land in open fields. To maximize your enjoyment, dress appropriately for the season, using casual active wear and closed sport shoes. Bring a sweater, sweatshirt or jacket. Shorts, open toed and high heeled shoes are not allowed. Due to heat generated by the balloon, a hat is preferable for tall passengers.
A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure specializes in making every flight a special occasion. To help you make your Birthday, Anniversary or Proposal special, we offer a complimentary basket banner. To help make the day even more special, small cakes are available for a nominal charge.
Reservationists are available Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT) to answer any questions or make a reservation. You can contact us at 951-699-9987. Online reservations are always available 24 hours a day.
Yes, a hot air balloon is the perfect outdoor flying billboard. A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure specializes in customizing an advertising package to meet your company’s individual goals from local to nationwide programs. Some of our current advertisers include Wilson Creek Winery, Pechanga Resort & Casino,Temecula Creek Inn, Europa Village Winery and Robert Renzoni Winery. For information regarding how your company can get “in the air” contact Cherise at 951-699-9987.