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Since 1975, Dan Glick, founder/ chief pilot has been flying both commercial hot air balloons and helicopters! He has well over 6,000 fun flight hours and is FAA certified and recent experience compliant! As a University student Dan worked with the engineers that were developing hot air balloons for commercial balloon rides! Since then Dan pioneered hot air balloon rides in Temecula, Palm Springs, Del Mar and has sent many hot air balloons world-wide to places such as Europe, Africa, New Zealand and Australia! In the summer of 1973 Dan was hired with his Bell 47 helicopter to help with land survey and cattle/livestock management for the master plan community of Temecula, California. This introduction to the topography and weather of the Temecula Valley proved to be a valuable orientation for offering passenger hot air balloon rides.
Megan Franks is the Operations Director and Photographer for Sunrise Balloons. She has a variety of outdoor award-winning photographs from Temecula wine country, hot air balloons, European cityscapes and landscapes! Megan joins all the hot air balloon tours (aerial or ground) giving the passengers unsurpassed memories captured through her lens! The best part is...all 100 plus of your flight photos are FREE along with a FREE HD video clip of your hot air balloon launch!! These photos make your Sunrise Balloons' hot air balloon ride not just a flight but a photo opportunity for you, friends and family that you can use for christmas cards, travel blogs, a family potrait and more!
ABOUT YOUR HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE: Indulge in a flight of wonder. Let Sunrise Balloons welcome you aboard a professionally piloted hot air balloon. Since 1975, Sunrise Balloons has established recognized standards of safety, service, style and attention to detail. Your hot air balloon ride is planned to give you a most enjoyable, unhurried experience at a competitive price. View our "See Us in Action" Page for great video footage of actual hot air balloon flights and passenger testimonials! ENJOY THE VIEW, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND EXPECT THE BEST!
Sunrise Balloons presents quality hot air balloon rides over the Temecula, Ca wine country & other scenic locations world wide. Our balloon rides may be packaged with hotels, horseback riding, jeep tours, Cadillac Escalade Wine Tours, helicopter tours, and more! Sunrise Balloons' packages are suitable for individuals, honeymooners, group events & family programs. To provide an uncomplicated and personal outing, a hot air balloon, pilot & hostess/photographer are assigned to a small group of passengers to be flown without delay. Scenic tour flights are 60 minutes. Onboard a gourmet champagne picnic is served. Every flight is treated as a special occasion. A colorful banner is attached to your private compartment for Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. We will also play your Anniversary, Birthday or celebration song during the launch which will be captured by your free HD video clip (Free)! Shorter flights can be arranged for special events. Private flights with individual requests are welcomed. Ballooning occurs at sunrise and 90 minutes before sunset worldwide. For Temecula, California wine country hot air balloon flights, a pre & post passenger reception/party is held at the gorgeous Monte De Oro Winery (the Ritz-Carlton of wineries) with an indoor/outdoor setting among the vineyards with a beautiful firplace to enjoy your champagne/coffee by! After your balloon outing you are invited for a fun and educational winery tour of Monte De Oro & half off your wine tasting! Launch times vary with the seasons. Local overnight stays are encouraged & can be arranged for you with our exclusive rates! Ask about our many tour packages to give you the ultimate wine country experience! Call for a quote TODAY!
Your pilot narrates the balloon flight specifically for individual passengers and occasions. Gourmet snacks, champagne and non-alcoholic refreshments are served in flight. Free professional photos are taken throughout the entire balloon ride by your hostess/photographer. Your pilot communicates with the hostess to coordinate great photo opportunities. The photos are provided at no extra charge. This concept of taking pictures of passengers during the flight was originated by Sunrise Balloons and this enhancement is an overwhelming success (very, very cool)! In flight web cam can be made available for friends and family to log in to view your outing, proposal, or balloon wedding!
Upon landing, you are returned to Monte De Oro Winery in a specially equipped 4x4 fun retrieve vehicle or helicopter for relaxation and a complimentary barrel room tour and half off your wine tasting at Monte De Oro Winery. For Birthdays, Anniversaries, proposal flights, wedding flights and other festive celebrations the balloon is decorated and specialty music played during the launch with a fun cake celebration afterwards with another champagne toast! Flight photographs & the HD video clips are available immediately after your flight for free from our "Daily Flight Photos" page. You can also make custom shirts, cups, etc with your flight photos too! A DVD of your flight photos can be mailed to you upon request too.
Overnight Lodging, Biplane Rides, Heli-Biking, Vineyard Trail Rides, Winery Jeep Tours, Winery Concerts, Segway Vineyard Tours, Night Light Balloon Glows and more! See "Tours & Packages" for full details or call for your custom package today!
Makes Sunrise Balloons Your 1st Choice becuase:
Continious service, safety & style since 1975
Free Professional Photography
Free HD Video Clip of your balloon launch
Multi-rated FAA Certified Pilots, including the very fun, Dan Glick, who is a current comercial balloon & helicopter pilot with over 7,000 hours of fun flight time!
Pre Flight reception with beverages and food
In Flight Champagne Picnic Breakfast Served Aloft
Post Flight Celebration with more Champagne and yummies!
Free educational winery tour at Monte De Oro
Special Occasion banners on your private compartment, i.e. Birthday, Anniversary, Congratulations, Will You Marry Me, Just Married etc!
Special Occasion music during launch (in flight music available for private flights)
Modern Semi-private compartmented balloon baskets
Multi-colored balloons with no advertising or messages to distract from your photos
Web Cam ability in flight
Award-Winning Gift Packages with no expiration date
Rated as the top 3 Best "Things To Do" in Temecula, Ca By TripAdvisor out of 37 Attractions
Fun wine tasting, horseback riding, jeep tours and hotel packages!
Great Previous Passenger Programs, ie. discounts, credits for Helicopter packages and New Zealand holiday Honeymoon home!