TETHERED BALLOON RIDES

Imagine A Hot Air Balloon At Your Special Occasion or Event!

Call Brian Rohr at 214-733-9915 to schedule your special occasion hot air balloon event!

What is a Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride?

A tethered ride is simply a short and safe up and down flight inside the balloon basket while the balloon is tied securely to ground support. This allows us to provide an experience for a large amount of people and may be more comfortable for some people than traveling to higher altitudes. It’s a funn experience for many occasions and events!

4 person balloon tether

$3,350 for 2 hours
$1,000 for each additional hour

  • 80 passengers per hour average
  • Includes custom baskets with doors for ease of passenger loading and unloading
  • Travel expenses are additional, if travel is necessary
8 person balloon tethers

$3,950 for 2 hours
$1,200 for each additional hour

  • 120 passengers per hour average
  • Includes custom baskets with doors for ease of passenger loading and unloading
  • Travel expenses are additional, if travel is necessary

OVERVIEW

Each ride can last from as little as 1 minute up to 5 minutes in the air.  Once on the ground, the passengers are switched and the next flight lifts off.

A tethered hot air balloon is secured to the ground or structure to provide passenger flights without the balloon flying away.  Rohr Balloons is highly experienced and well-equipped to perform tethered balloon activities for many different environments and conditions.  Our experience and tether systems allow us to accomplish successful tethers to provide a safe and pleasant experience.

Rohr Balloons maintains a perfect safety record to date, liability insurance, and can provide additionally insured certificates upon request. 

A tethered  hot air balloon is perfect for entertaining large groups of people at events such as wedding receptions, college events, private parties, company picnics and community festivals, just to name a few.  Advantages and details of tethering a balloon:

  • A 75′-85′ tall balloon carries multiple passengers at a time up to 100′ off above the ground
  • Tethered rides scheduled morning and evenings (within 2 hours of sunrise/sunset) when winds are the calmest
  • Create a memorable glowing exhibition as tethered rides can continue after sunset
  • Increase advertising at a grand opening or special promotion with a special banner and tethering at a high traffic location (add link to advertising page)

Tethered Advertising 
with Rohr Balloons at your grand opening, special promotion, or tethered at a high traffic intersection, a hot air balloon will inspire a memorable brand impression. Tethered balloons are capable of being anchored down to the ground or floating above the rooftops.  When inflated after dusk, the balloon has it’s own night time illumination, actually lighting up the sky.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please allow as much advanced notice as possible if you need to cancel your flight. A cancellation fee may be charged for cancellations with less than 72 hours notice or failure to show the day of the flight.

TETHER SITE REQUIREMENTS

Please review all requirements listed below thoroughly before signing your agreement. If all requirements cannot be met, there may be an alternate solution with advanced notice.

  • Tether site should be a grassy or paved area, relatively level in slope
  • Balloon requires a minimum of 150 ft radius of unobstructed tether space
  • Tether site should be clear of obstructions, such as light poles, trees, buildings, etc
  • Power lines should be a minimum of 250 feet from the balloon
  • Balloon tether requires four tie-down anchors around perimeter, such as light pole bases, mature trees or vehicles. Tether operator may supply either one or two vehicles for tie-downs, depending on agreement
  • Vehicles must have access to drive on-site
  • Optimum tether site is in a relatively low-lying area to help minimize the effect of high winds on the balloon
  • 10% non-refundable deposit is required to schedule a tether
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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Two volunteers to assist with security and passenger handling
  • Table, chairs and water for volunteers
  • Additional tie-down points for balloon (see image above)

ARRIVAL/SET-UP/TAKE-DOWN

  • Operator arrives 1-2 hours prior to start of tether to set-up
  • Tether operator will arrive with a ground crew and commercial pilot to operate the balloon
  • Set-up usually requires 30-45 minutes once on-site
  • The ideal set-up is a recently mowed grassy field
  • Take-down usually requires 30-45 minutes from deflation of balloon

WEATHER REQUIREMENTS

  • All tethers are performed at the discretion of the pilot in command and could be delayed/cancelled on-site due to weather/site conditions
  • Hot Air Balloons cannot safely carry passengers in winds over 8 mph. Tethered balloon rides are ideal with calm winds not exceeding 6 mph
  • If winds exceed the maximum for passenger carry, or gusty wind conditions exist, hot air balloons may be able to inflate without passengers for display purposes
  • Should the event be postponed due to weather or other circumstances prior to balloon team travel, tether may be rescheduled without additional costs (Pilot to consult with client prior to mobilization)
  • If balloon team mobilizes to the tether site but is unable to tether due to weather or other reasons out of the operator’s control, purchaser is responsible for 50% of the cost of tether, plus travel expenses

"Hot Air Balloon Tether at Georgia's Berry College was a Huge Success!"

Hot Air Balloon Tether at Georgia's Berry College
"There could not have been a better response to the rides. Everything about Rohr balloons was superb. They were on time (actually early), professional, and were very flexible with having to move locations when one proved to not be the right area. The balloon actually ripped on a tree, but they were super flexible and were able to have a new balloon up in just under an hour. We probably had over 300 people ride the balloon throughout the night. Thank you for such a wonderful event. We will definitely be looking into bringing this balloon back year after year for this event. I also filled out the campus activity card."
Blake Petty
Berry College Student Coordinator

Call Brian Rohr at 214-733-9915 to schedule your special occasion hot air balloon event!

COVID-19 UPDATE

After a brief pause in shared flights, we are back to full operation status with safety precautions in place. Shared flights will be with fewer passengers providing more distancing and the private flights will continue as normal, following best safety practices.

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