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Emerald City Express can provide the ballooning experience to meet your desires. Rides are available in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa within reasonable driving distance of Omaha Nebraska. Contact us to schedule your personal ride in a hot air balloon.
Some Ride Facts:
Shopping the internet for a balloon ride? Then please read this warning about balloon ride scams:
There are only a small handful of balloonist in the Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa region. Within a two hour drive of Omaha, you can count the number of legitimate commercial balloon pilots on one hand. Unfortunately, there are a number of national hot air balloon scams which claim to be balloon operators in any given city across the country including Omaha, Lincoln and Des Monies. These operators take your money and then hope to find a local pilot to give you a flight. No local pilots are known to currently be working with these national rides sales organizations. To avoid being scammed, always deal directly with the owner/pilot of the balloon. Be suspicious of national or non-local phone numbers. Always ask to speak with the pilot directly. In most cases you are dealing with a national ride broker if it is not the pilot or their spouse answering the phone in the first place. We don't want to see anybody scammed. Even if you do not want to fly with Emerald City, please contact us and we will refer you to legitimate commercial pilots in the area.
Hot air balloon giving tether rides to passengers