Hot Air Balloon in Maryland
12465 Barnard Way, West Friendship, 21794, Howard County, Maryland -- 410-804-8999


Welcome to the wonderful world of ballooning! It is a world filled with beauty, excitement and adventure. Our commitment is to be prepared to accommodate holders of valid Friendship Hot Air Balloon Company Gift Certificates upon reasonable notice for a period of 12 months. Reasonable notice is ten (10) calendar days before any proposed flight date. The scheduling of a flight is always contingent upon our prior commitments and the weather.

A certificate is redeemable any time up to and including the last day of the 12th month following date of issue. This Certificate is not refundable beyond the expiration date.

Flights take place any day of the year at sunrise and about three hours before sunset. A planned flight can be postponed at the pilot's discretion at any time even up to the moment before planned launch. Proper weather conditions are always the primary criteria as to fly or not to fly on any particular day.

We take off from any one of several planned launch sites and fly over beautiful Howard and Carroll or Frederick Counties.

Flight package plans offer 45 - 60 minute flights. Our planned flights run up to 15 minutes longer. Destination is always unknown!

A release of liability form will be required. Please sign and bring it with you on the day of the flight. Do not be intimidated by this form. Its purpose is to let you know that ballooning could be dangerous, and we are trying to prevent frivolous lawsuits. You are protected by our balloon insurance, if an injury should occur.

To redeem your gift .
Book early! Please do not wait until the last minute to schedule your flight. Call 410-804-8999 to schedule. Remember that weekends fill up fast. If you can fly only on a weekend, give us advance notice. Should you have any questions between now and the time you book your flight, call us and we will be delighted to share additional insight into the adventure of Hot Air Ballooning.

Ron Broderick,
Commercial Hot Air Balloon Pilot and FAA Certified

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