Hot Air Balloon Rides over the #1 State Park in the USA

Hot Air Balloon Rides over the #1 State Park in the USA

Balloons Over Letchworth

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  • Offering spectacular balloon rides over the Park since 1987

  • Operated by family-owned Liberty Balloon Co. since 2019

Letchworth State Park

Fly in the most scenic Western NY locations

From $425/person

585-243-3178

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Well done on our first Trivia Tuesday quiz! 

The answer was C! We fly only in the morning and evening (sunrise and sunset) because balloon operations require very light winds; and it is when the sun is low in the sky that surface winds tend to be the most calm! 

Actually, this evening is one of those nights when we have light enough winds to fly! So if you’re near @letchworthstatepark - head on over to watch us launch! We launch in between the Middle and Upper falls! Meeting time is 6:30pm!

Well done on our first Trivia Tuesday quiz!

The answer was C! We fly only in the morning and evening (sunrise and sunset) because balloon operations require very light winds; and it is when the sun is low in the sky that surface winds tend to be the most calm!

Actually, this evening is one of those nights when we have light enough winds to fly! So if you’re near @letchworthstatepark - head on over to watch us launch! We launch in between the Middle and Upper falls! Meeting time is 6:30pm!
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We have a number of new followers, and with new followers comes a lot of questions about hot air balloons and ballooning in general. So, we are starting a new series! Welcome to Trivia Tuesdays! On these days we will ask YOU all a question about hot air ballooning! You can test your knowledge and see how you do! We will provide an explanation the following day! If you have a question you would like to be considered for Trivia Tuesday, DM us and let us know! Good luck!

We have a number of new followers, and with new followers comes a lot of questions about hot air balloons and ballooning in general. So, we are starting a new series! Welcome to Trivia Tuesdays! On these days we will ask YOU all a question about hot air ballooning! You can test your knowledge and see how you do! We will provide an explanation the following day! If you have a question you would like to be considered for Trivia Tuesday, DM us and let us know! Good luck! ...

Don’t mind us…we’re just reminiscing about the beautiful flights we had a couple weekends ago and how great it was to have so many of YOU join us for the launches! We are blessed that we get to do this in such an incredible place like @letchworthstatepark! 

📸: @sprungphotography 

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Don’t mind us…we’re just reminiscing about the beautiful flights we had a couple weekends ago and how great it was to have so many of YOU join us for the launches! We are blessed that we get to do this in such an incredible place like @letchworthstatepark!

📸: @sprungphotography

#newyorkexplored #rochesterny #explorerochester #hotairballoons #livingstoncounty #letchworthstatepark #buffalony #nystateparks #balloonsoverletchworth #iloveny #ilovenewyork #wycoapproved #bucketlist #hotairballoonride #hotairballoon #hotairballoonrides #adventure #adventureawaits #stateparks #timetofly #upupandaway #canyon #gorge #hotairballoonfestival #memorialday #memorialdayweekend #letsmakememories
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POV: The crop crew clears your landing zone AS you’re landing! 

(Shout out to the guys at Southview and Tablerock Farms for some impressive work last Saturday.) 

Video by @dellcollective

POV: The crop crew clears your landing zone AS you’re landing!

(Shout out to the guys at Southview and Tablerock Farms for some impressive work last Saturday.)

Video by @dellcollective
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The peaceful moments and views that only a ride in a hot air balloon can provide….😍

#newyorkexplored #rochesterny #explorerochester #hotairballoons #livingstoncounty #letchworthstatepark #buffalony #nystateparks #balloonsoverletchworth #iloveny #ilovenewyork #wycoapproved #bucketlist #hotairballoonride #hotairballoon #hotairballoonrides #adventure #adventureawaits #stateparks #timetofly #upupandaway #grandcanyonoftheeast #beautifuldestinations #onceinalofetime #peaceful #spectacular

The peaceful moments and views that only a ride in a hot air balloon can provide….😍

#newyorkexplored #rochesterny #explorerochester #hotairballoons #livingstoncounty #letchworthstatepark #buffalony #nystateparks #balloonsoverletchworth #iloveny #ilovenewyork #wycoapproved #bucketlist #hotairballoonride #hotairballoon #hotairballoonrides #adventure #adventureawaits #stateparks #timetofly #upupandaway #grandcanyonoftheeast #beautifuldestinations #onceinalofetime #peaceful #spectacular
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Flights (two balloons) are ON for tonight (Friday 5/31) at the Upper Middle Falls balloon launch site. We’ll meet at 6:00; we may have to wait for the wind to calm. As long as the wind calms sufficiently, launches could be anywhere between about 6:30 and 7:45. We have two balloons scheduled tomorrow night (Saturday 6/1) as well, and, although we can’t guarantee it now, weather does look promising. 

As always, it’s free to watch the launch!

Flights (two balloons) are ON for tonight (Friday 5/31) at the Upper Middle Falls balloon launch site. We’ll meet at 6:00; we may have to wait for the wind to calm. As long as the wind calms sufficiently, launches could be anywhere between about 6:30 and 7:45. We have two balloons scheduled tomorrow night (Saturday 6/1) as well, and, although we can’t guarantee it now, weather does look promising.

As always, it’s free to watch the launch!
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Smiles (and smiley faces) all around! 

We want to give a shout-out and a huge thank you to RE/MAX, who helped sponsor the Red, White and Blue balloon rally last weekend. They've been steadfast supporters of hot air balloons and events for decades, and we're so thankful for their support; without them, the weekend event probably doesn't happen. 

Thank you! 

Photo by @kwphot0

Smiles (and smiley faces) all around!

We want to give a shout-out and a huge thank you to RE/MAX, who helped sponsor the Red, White and Blue balloon rally last weekend. They`ve been steadfast supporters of hot air balloons and events for decades, and we`re so thankful for their support; without them, the weekend event probably doesn`t happen.

Thank you!

Photo by @kwphot0
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Why wait?! 
After the 2024 Letchworth Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally, we've heard a lot of people say they "can't wait for next year." 
Although our guest pilots won't be with us the rest of the season, our own (up to) three ride balloons will launch beside the biggest Letchworth waterfalls Monday through Saturday through the end of October (wind and weather permitting), and it's always free to watch! (Of course, we still float with the wind, so we never guarantee any particular flight path!) 

Here's how to catch us:
https://www.libertyballoon.com/flightinfo/

For ride details, visit balloonsoverletchworth.com

Thank you all for your ongoing support. It's a true joy to share the beauty of Letchworth State Park through the lens of lighter-than-air flight. 
Cheers!!

Why wait?!
After the 2024 Letchworth Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally, we`ve heard a lot of people say they "can`t wait for next year."
Although our guest pilots won`t be with us the rest of the season, our own (up to) three ride balloons will launch beside the biggest Letchworth waterfalls Monday through Saturday through the end of October (wind and weather permitting), and it`s always free to watch! (Of course, we still float with the wind, so we never guarantee any particular flight path!)

Here`s how to catch us:
https://www.libertyballoon.com/flightinfo/

For ride details, visit balloonsoverletchworth.com

Thank you all for your ongoing support. It`s a true joy to share the beauty of Letchworth State Park through the lens of lighter-than-air flight.
Cheers!!
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…And that’s a wrap!!!! The Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally of 2024 is now complete, and we have so many wonderful memories from the weekend! Thanks to all who came out to experience ballooning with us, make memories with friends and family, and to enjoy the beautiful landscape of @letchworthstatepark. We are thankful that the weekend was a huge success!

***As a reminder, there will NOT be any more flights from the park Sunday evening or Monday.****

…And that’s a wrap!!!! The Red, White and Blue Balloon Rally of 2024 is now complete, and we have so many wonderful memories from the weekend! Thanks to all who came out to experience ballooning with us, make memories with friends and family, and to enjoy the beautiful landscape of @letchworthstatepark. We are thankful that the weekend was a huge success!

***As a reminder, there will NOT be any more flights from the park Sunday evening or Monday.****
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We didn’t think it would happen after an afternoon of severe storms! But after a thorough check of weather and radar, our pilots have decided to go for it!

We didn’t think it would happen after an afternoon of severe storms! But after a thorough check of weather and radar, our pilots have decided to go for it! ...

****Weather-relevant update Saturday mid-day/early afternoon 5/25/24****

(Note: Information in this post is relevant for all passenger flights from inside Letchworth Park. We schedule rides May through October, Monday through Saturday. Different areas of the country or the world may have different specific weather guidelines than we do.)

#1  We will not make decisions about evening launches until closer to the launch window. 
#2  New aviation forecasts are released at about 2:00 in the afternoon, and we almost always want to see that forecast prior to making go/no-go decisions. 
#3  For passengers on a TYPICAL flight period (a launch of 20 balloons is not typical! We normally launch one, two or three balloons at a time from the park), we do our best to make a go/no-go call by 3pm, and communicate that to passengers and crew.
#4  During the Rally weekend, all pilots and crew meet on site just prior to the launch window for a weather briefing, unless it is a VERY obvious that we will not fly.
#5  There are times when it may not be suitable to fully launch, but balloons may inflate and stand up or tether on the field
#6  We will not launch with the immediate threat of precipitation
#7  We probably will not fly within 50 miles of thunderstorms
#8  If it's a bigger storm or system, that distance may be about 100 miles 

Summary: 
Before our scheduled fight window this evening (5/25/24), we expect storms to move through the region and our area. Some may be severe. We won't even think about launching near those while they last.

The relevant question: Might those storms move out before our scheduled launch window closes? 

Stay tuned! 
Barring the presence of significant imminent storms, there will be at least some pilots and crews on the field ready to bring out balloons for show if weather allows. 

MERCH TENT: If the weather is clear, we will have merchandise available. If it is storming or very poor weather, we may close the tent. No matter what, merchandise is/will be available, pending re-stocking, on shop.balloonsoverletchworth.com. We still have a good supply of spinners and puzzles available. 

We will watch the weather and provide updates as we're able!

****Weather-relevant update Saturday mid-day/early afternoon 5/25/24****

(Note: Information in this post is relevant for all passenger flights from inside Letchworth Park. We schedule rides May through October, Monday through Saturday. Different areas of the country or the world may have different specific weather guidelines than we do.)

#1 We will not make decisions about evening launches until closer to the launch window.
#2 New aviation forecasts are released at about 2:00 in the afternoon, and we almost always want to see that forecast prior to making go/no-go decisions.
#3 For passengers on a TYPICAL flight period (a launch of 20 balloons is not typical! We normally launch one, two or three balloons at a time from the park), we do our best to make a go/no-go call by 3pm, and communicate that to passengers and crew.
#4 During the Rally weekend, all pilots and crew meet on site just prior to the launch window for a weather briefing, unless it is a VERY obvious that we will not fly.
#5 There are times when it may not be suitable to fully launch, but balloons may inflate and stand up or tether on the field
#6 We will not launch with the immediate threat of precipitation
#7 We probably will not fly within 50 miles of thunderstorms
#8 If it`s a bigger storm or system, that distance may be about 100 miles

Summary:
Before our scheduled fight window this evening (5/25/24), we expect storms to move through the region and our area. Some may be severe. We won`t even think about launching near those while they last.

The relevant question: Might those storms move out before our scheduled launch window closes?

Stay tuned!
Barring the presence of significant imminent storms, there will be at least some pilots and crews on the field ready to bring out balloons for show if weather allows.

MERCH TENT: If the weather is clear, we will have merchandise available. If it is storming or very poor weather, we may close the tent. No matter what, merchandise is/will be available, pending re-stocking, on shop.balloonsoverletchworth.com. We still have a good supply of spinners and puzzles available.

We will watch the weather and provide updates as we`re able!
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*********Weather update Saturday morning 4/25********
The forecast looks promising this morning. Again, there could be some wind, so no guarantees, as usual, until we reach the field and we see what conditions are. Right now, we ARE optimistic that we will fly. Scheduled launch window is between 6am and 7am. 

In response to many questions, once the balloons launch—assuming we’re able to—we fly with the wind away from the launch site, and we land elsewhere. 

Who has photos from last night? We love to see what you saw!

*********Weather update Saturday morning 4/25********
The forecast looks promising this morning. Again, there could be some wind, so no guarantees, as usual, until we reach the field and we see what conditions are. Right now, we ARE optimistic that we will fly. Scheduled launch window is between 6am and 7am.

In response to many questions, once the balloons launch—assuming we’re able to—we fly with the wind away from the launch site, and we land elsewhere.

Who has photos from last night? We love to see what you saw!
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School Assembly Programs

Liberty Balloon Company offers a unique educational program for elementary and secondary schools. Our assembly entitled “Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons!” combines the natural excitement of the balloon with a wealth of teaching experience.

Liberty Balloon Company offers flight training, balloon events and parties, corporate promotions, wedding packages—and we are one of the only balloon operations in the country whose pilots have extensive experience in all of these categories.

We’ve dropped skydivers and hang gliders from our balloons, bungee-jumped from the gondola, and flown over landmarks from Niagara Falls to the Rockies. We fly the Re/Max balloons for New York and New Jersey. We’ve had weddings in the gondola, given rides to multiple centenarians, and we have a flawless safety record.

So when you want a specialized hot-air balloon event, trust Liberty Balloon Company to host your experience!

Flying western New York for 45 years

We’re a family business, ballooning together since 1977. We love to fly, and we love working together. When you fly with us, we treat you like part of the family too.

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From $425/person

585-243-3178