School Assembly Program and Show

“Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons!” is a unique educational program for elementary and secondary schools, combining the natural excitement of an onsite hot-air balloon with a wealth of teaching experience.

Our program consists of two segments: a fact-filled and engaging educational session, and a highly memorable live demonstration.  The live demonstration may be presented one of two ways:  with either an outdoor balloon inflation with indoor as a windy-day backup, or the weather-proof and equally thrilling indoor only option.

Educational Slide Presentation

The heart of the program is a presentation illustrated with slides and video. The pilot/presenter shares with the students how balloons work and what  can be done with balloons. Subjects covered during this time can include:

  • History of ballooning and aviation
  • Effect of weather
  • Mechanics and construction of modern balloons
  • Training and licensing
  • How the natural high is better than drugs

This portion of the program is adaptable; for example, it can be tailored to any subject to emphasize science or to complement a reading program.  We adjust our delivery to ensure the presentation is age-appropriate.

Live Demonstration

The demonstration is where the students see the balloon in action…inflated, up close, and personal! This can happen either indoors or outdoors. Witnessing firsthand an inflation of a real balloon is a magnificent and inspiring sight, one that students and teachers alike will never forget!


Programs are customized for each school. Basic pricing is $1995 for a half day program, or $2495 for a full day program.

Alternative funding through BOCES or Re/Max of New York may be available in your area. Winter discounts available. Call 585-243-3178 for details!

For more, visit our Program Details page or, if you’re ready for a conversation, contact us for more on how we can tailor our program to fit your school’s needs.