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Fabulous day of ballooning-delightful pilot
My husband and I went flying with Bear Balloon in June 2010 and had the most wonderful time! We were met at the Boar’s Head Inn and kindly instructed as to what to expect. We were taken to our departure location and had the most delightful flight. I loved the sensation of gliding through the air. The pilot was knowledgeable and personable and my husband and I liked him very much. After our flight we were given pictures of our flight and a toast back at the Boar’s Head Inn. It was a delightful experience and I look forward to flying with Bear Balloon Corporation again.
I was fortunate enough to receive a gift card to the Boar’s Head Inn for my retirement and decided to use the card for a balloon ride. My daughter and I couldn’t have picked a more perfect day for our flight. Although we had to reschedule a few times because of Virginia’s ever-changing weather we finally had lift off on October 21st. We were joined by a adventurous couple from Williamsburg, who were just as excited as my daughter and I about our first flight. The trees had begun to change colors and the sights were incredible. Rick, our pilot, has 40 years of flying experience and although he and the crew were all business in the inflation of the balloon once we were floating he relaxed and pointed out sights along the way. He told us of the years of experience he had and we are fortunate to have such a skilled pilot in the Charlottesville area. Rick explained everything to the four of us and was pleased that we had an extra long flight due to favorable winds. We felt safe and comfortable with Rick as our pilot, and although I have a tendency to have trouble with height flying in a balloon is nothing like looking down from a high place. The crew, who chased us are experienced and made our landing and return to the Boar’s Head Inn delightful. The crew took several pictures of us before during and after the flight. We received a CD of the pictures while we had refreshments back at the Inn. Thank you, Rick Behr and crew for such a wonderful experience. And thanks to my co-workers for such a perfect gift for my retirement.
A Great Adventure!
We’ve always thought of ballooning, but were put off a bit by the unknown. We were so glad to finally do this! Rick is a true professional – serious in his duties, but a good host with a nice team. Charlottesville is beautiful to begin with, but from the air it is magical. I can’t recommend enough ballooning with this company at this site. You will not be sorry!!