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“You Did It Again Jon”
Review of Apex Balloons

Apex Balloons
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Apex Balloons offers hot air balloon rides daily at sunrise and sunset above scenic Phoenix, Arizona. Each aerial sightseeing expedition is topped off by a traditional champagne toast and post-flight celebration. We are a professional, dynamic company run by passionate and experienced balloonists who strive to make your flight an experience you'll always remember fondly.
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was our second flight with Apex and once again Jon and his crew exceeded our expectations. Our first flight was with my 86 year old mother and everyone with Apex was wonderful. She had the time of her life and got to check another item off of her bucket list. This flight was for my wife (who is not crazy about heights) and sister-in-law. They saw to all of our needs and made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed while regaling us with stories about balloon flight and the sights we were viewing. It was a great mix of funny stories with the more serious instructions of flying that provided a calming atmosphere.

If you are considering a balloon flight i Phoenix and the beautiful Sonoran desert (and everyone should at least once) make sure you talk to Jon at Apex. If you are a smaller group the basket is not jammed full of people so everyone has a great view.

As Jon concludes in his welcoming e-mail, may you have soft landings as we did on both of our flights.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Jon and Patrick were amazing pilots and completely made our first hot air balloon ride a dream. Not only were they a great value, they also made the ride extra special by officiating a wedding ceremony in the skies (for another couple), answered all of our questions about the science (and art) of ballooning, and pointed out sights along the way. I would definitely recommend them!

PS- pay in cash for a discount!

Thank SY1220
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

We got to fly with Apex at the Albequerque Balloon Fiesta! Their team was great. Everything went as planned and we had an amazing time. I want to go again and again!!!

Thank TT72
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

October 2013 Ballooning .
Our trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico was planned around the Balloon Fiesta. What better way to celebrate than to balloon with the Sandia mountains as the backdrop on the crisp fall morning. As we decended into the Rio Grande for our "Splash & Dash" we were coaxed into grabbing some cottonwood leafs. The conditions were perfect. The pilot, Jon, was calm and reassuring which made it easy for the anxious to relax. The only down side was the airtime was roughly 1 hour and that we had to land to let another group of people have their turn at ballooning.

Thank Seasaltshack
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Our balloon trip conducted by Jon and his crew was amazing from the my first phone call to him to our champagne toast. The cost was much lower than that of the flights at the Balloon Festival and his departure place was far from the traffic of the early morning festival crowd. His respect for safety was obvious, Jon's humor made for a very comfortable flight, and the 45 minutes that we flew were worth every penny. Jon's staff was so respectful and has been with him for a very long time. Definitely would repeat the trip with Apex.

Thank granadahillsjlb
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