Life Cycle Balloon Adventures Blog


Frederick Miners Day Balloon Rally is coming up
August 18, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
The 4th annual Frederick Miners Day Balloon Rally is coming up Sept 18th & 19th in Frederick, CO.   This year, the town of Frederick will be hosting a 2 day event.  In previous years this was only an one day event.  The Town of Frederick has been very open to hot air ballooning and is […] Continue reading

A beautiful balloon wedding
by Michael Gianetti
This past Saturday Life Cycle Balloon Adventures had the privilege to host a balloon wedding!  The couple were married in front of our decorated basket prior to their flight.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature caused a flight delay and they actually flew with us a couple of days later.  After the flight we celebrated with a special […] Continue reading

We have a new pilot!
by Michael Gianetti
Chuck just earned his private hot air balloon pilot certificate this past weekend after passing his oral exam and flight exam with a FAA pilot examiner.  Chuck is now one of my “former students”.  We are all very proud of his accomplishment and now he may be preparing to earn his commercial pilot certificate are […] Continue reading

The Rain Has Finally Stopped
June 15, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
The rain has finally stopped and the sunshine is returning to Colorado.  We are looking forward to finally having some summer weather for great hot air ballooning flying.   We are also looking forward to heading up to the mountains and fly in South Park over this Father’s Day weekend. Continue reading

Hot Air Balloon Rally Season is coming
May 28, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
All across the country, cities and organizations sponsor hot air balloon rallies during the summer months.  What is a hot air balloon rally?  Quick answer: a gathering of balloonists, their crew, their balloons, and sponsors at an organized event.  Generally hot air balloon rallies are centered around a town celebration or are a celebration in […] Continue reading

A happy flyer!
May 27, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
When Amy met us in the for Sunday’s flight, she was a little nervous… actually quite scared of going up in a hot air balloon.  Todd, her boyfriend, and my crew chief Lisa talked with her and comforted her.  I also explained she had already did one of the most dangerous things she could have […] Continue reading

The Happy Couple
May 18, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
We had the privilege of flying this happy couple this past Sunday to celebrate their engagement.  They enjoyed our deluxe private balloon flight for just the 2 of them and then enjoyed a champagne tailgate brunch after the flight.  She said “this was one of the most fun things they have done together” Continue reading

Who Do You Trust?
May 14, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
I am sure you get all those spam emails on how they can improve your search standings on the internet.    I tend to be leery of unsolicited emails (spam) and telemarketers.   So who do you trust to optimize your website?  I like  to rely on referrals.  I have personally worked with Longmont Business Marketing and have […] Continue reading

Weather & Hot Air Ballooning
May 9, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
People ask, why do we fly hot air balloons so early in the morning?   We generally fly hot air balloons just after sunrise when the winds are more calm and the weather conditions are more stable.  This stable condition is the result of  overnite cooling and the cooler air settling to the ground with warmer […] Continue reading

Want to Buy a Hot Air Balloon?
May 7, 2010 by Michael Gianetti
I’ve been asked many times how much does it cost to purchase a new and/or used hot air balloon system.  I like to respond… “how much money do you have?”  Actually, new & used hot air balloon systems are comparable in price to new & used cars.  A new system starts around $25,000 and prices […] Continue reading