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Z-Balloon Adventures
Iowa's #1 Balloon Ride Company since 1989!

Z Balloon AdventuresWe are now booking flights during the National Balloon Classic! Book early to guarantee your spot! We do semi-private balloon flights!Call us to fly with Iowa's Number One Balloon Ride Company! We are a real company that flies professionally for a living. Don't be fooled by buying a balloon ride certificate online and then finding out you are flying with a part time pilot that will charge you extra fees. Just book with the best and enjoy your flight and don't worry about extra fees. We don't do the old "Bait and Switch" routine. Yes, it is being done locally. Beware! 

Call us at 515-265-2402 to book your flight or gift certificate to guarantee your $50.00 discount!

Ride Balloon over Lake Aquabii in Indianola Iowa

Z-Balloon Adventures provides hot air balloon rides and flights in Des Moines and Indianola Iowa on a regular basis.  We also can fly in your own area!  Call for details at (515) 265-2402

Welcome to
Z-Balloon Adventures

We offer year-round hot air balloon rides in the Des Moines and Indianola Iowa area - We live here and fly here.  We know the weather and the area in which we fly. Since 1989 we have been conveniently located in Des Moines Iowa. Just
1-1/2 hours east of Omaha Nebraska and 1-1/2 hours west of Iowa City.  And just 1-1/2 hours SW of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. We operate our hot air balloons seven days a week, with balloon flights scheduled twice daily, weather permitting.

 

Fly with Des Moines Only Real Local Balloon Ride Company!

Don't be fooled!

Sportations and 1-800-Skyrides or Adventure Sports or Thrill Planet do not own any balloons! They are located in Georgia! Please check their Better Business Bureau records before considering booking with them. We not not honor anyone elses flight certificates but our own. Do not believe what they tell you. Check out the site below:

BALLOON SCAM INFO

When you book with us, you fly with us!

Buy Here! Fly Here with a Professional

Full Time PRO Balloon Ride Operator!

100% Safety Record!

Call us at 515-265-2402 for more information!

Hot air balloon ride Gift Certificates are always available and make wonderful gifts for friends, family and loved ones. Put someone on cloud nine by giving them the "Gift of Flight"! The breathtaking experience of a hot air ballooning adventure will last a lifetime.

Hot Air Balloon Flights are offered in Central Iowa on a regular basis.  Depending on which way the wind is blowing will determine our launch area.  We fly either over Des Moines or just south of Des Moines or south of Indianola Iowa on beautiful Lake Aquabii with our ride balloon.

Here is a list of some of the cities that we have flown our balloons in:

Des Moines, Iowa City, Indianola, Creston, Council Bluffs, Grinnell, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Waukee, West Des Moines, Ottumwa,Oskaloosa, Ankeny, Ames, Ft Dodge, Washington, Davenport, Carlisle, Hartford, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dayton Ohio, Omaha, Nebraska, Galena Illinois, Moline Illinois, Knoxville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Minnesota and San Juan Puerto Rico and our new favorite spotsSaint Jean-Sur-Richelieu in Quebec, Canada and Leon Mexico! We are also attending Bao Tao, China in 2009!

Special Hot Air Balloon Adventure Flights from other exclusive locations in Iowa are available for a premium. We can even fly from your property. All we need is 200 feet by 200 feet for launch and you and 3 of your friends or family can have your own exclusive flight!  Call us at (515) 265-2402 for details and pricing.

Call us at 515-265-2402 for more information!

Begin your journey right here...

Make Reservations For Your Hot Air Balloon Ride in

Des Moines or Indianola or Your Location Today!

Z-Balloon Adventures Ride Balloon over Des Moines Indianola Iowa Cedar Rapids Waterloo Iowa City Omaha Nebraska

Photo by Rick Harper

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Summer Flying Is Underway!

Here in the Midwest, hot air balloon flying season has been a bit strange due to the winds and the rains. Last year we had the driest year recorded by the National Weather Service in Des Moines in years, then this year we had a wet spring with plenty of flooding. The weather has made flying difficult to say the least. Beautiful cool mornings and crisp afternoons and hot air balloon rides in Des Moines or Indianola are on the menu this summer! We have flown in -10 degrees Fahrenheit and up to 95 degrees! We have two 17.5 Million BTU Burners above our heads, so staying warm will not be an issue! Summer weather presents wonderful visibility and views of far-off landscapes. Summer flying also presents beautiful views of the changing views of the landscapes of Iowa. As always, a hot air balloon ride in Des Moines or Indianola Iowa, or even at the place of your choice, is the perfect way to view nature's magnificent splendor from above. Summer flying offers a wonderful chance to get away on your own balloon flight.

Be sure to reserve your hot air balloon ride in advance to ensure your preferred flight date is available. We recommend booking your preferred balloon flight date in advance to guarantee date availability.


2014 Balloon Events We Are Attending
(You can make reservations to fly with us at most of these events)

All Dates Are Tentative! Contact us before traveling

to an event as our schedule may change

Balloon
Dates
Event
City and State
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
July 3rd and 4th
       Clearfield Iowa 4th Celebration
Clearfield, Iowa
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 15th to the 18th
Leon, Mexico

2013 Balloon Events We Are Attending
(You can make reservations to fly with us at most of these events)

All Dates Are Tentative! Contact us before traveling

to an event as our schedule may change

Balloon
Dates
Event
City and State
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
July 4th and 5th
       Clearfield Iowa 4th Celebration
Clearfield, Iowa
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 15th to the 18th
Leon, Mexico

       2012 Balloon Festivals We Attended

Balloon
Dates
Event
City and State
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Oct 11th and 12th
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 18th to the 21st
Leon, Mexico

2011 Balloon Festivals We Attended

Balloon
Dates
Event
City and State
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Sept 17th to the 21st
Qiandao Lake International Balloon Fiesta
Qiandao Lake, Chun'an town, Hangzhou, China
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 18th to the 21st
Leon, Mexico

2010 Balloon Festivals We Attended

Balloon
Dates
Event
City and State
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Aug 4th-8th

28th Annual Festivant Canada

St-Jean-Chrysostome, Canada
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Oct 1st and 2nd
Knoxville, Tennessee
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Oct 7th - 8th AM and PM
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 12th to the 15th
Leon, Mexico
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 27th to the 29th

Socorro Balloon Rally

Socorro, New Mexico

      2009 Balloon Festivals We Attended

Balloon
Dates
Event
City and State
Generic Hot Air Balloon Iowa Z-Balloon Adventures

Feb 12th -Feb 16th

PRIVATE EVENT
Bristol, CT
Z-Balloon Adventures Iowa Ride Balloon Small

May 1st

Living History Farms Tether

Urbandale, Iowa
Generic Hot Air Balloon Iowa Z-Balloon Adventures
Aug 10th-18th

Baotou Qin Great Wall Balloon Festival

Baotou, China
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Sept 2nd -7th

PRIVATE EVENT

Bristol, CT
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Sep 25th and 26th
Knoxville, Tennessee
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Oct 3rd - 11th AM and PM
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 13th to the 16th
Leon, Mexico
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 27th to the 29th

Socorro Balloon Rally

Socorro, New Mexico

               2008 Balloon Festivals We Attended

Balloon
Dates
Event
City and State
Generic Hot Air Balloon Iowa Z-Balloon Adventures
April 16th-22nd
PRIVATE EVENT
Bristol, CT
REMAX RE/MAX Balloon Iowa Des Moines Midwest
June 27th 7 PM
RE/MAX -The Players Club
Omaha, Nebraska
Z-Balloon Adventures Iowa Ride Balloon Small
July 4th PM
PRIVATE EVENT-It's Your Party
Madison, Wisconsin
REMAX RE/MAX Balloon Iowa Des Moines Midwest
July 17th AM
RE/MAX Golf Outing
Ankeny, Iowa
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
July 18th, 19th and 20th

CANCELLED!-Jackson Jubilee

Jackson, Michigan
Z-Balloon Adventures Iowa Ride Balloon Small
July 22nd PM

PRIVATE EVENT-

Iowa Dept of Corrections Tether

Coralville, Iowa
Generic Hot Air Balloon Iowa Z-Balloon Adventures

August 27th to

September 2nd

Private Event

Bristol, Connecticut
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Sep 26th and 27th
Knoxville, Tennessee
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Oct 9th and 10th AM and PM
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Generic Hot Air Balloon Iowa Z-Balloon Adventures
Nov 14th to the 17th
Leon, Mexico
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola
Nov 28th, 29th and 30th
Socorro, New Mexico
Generic Hot Air Balloon Iowa Z-Balloon Adventures
Nov 26th to Dec 2nd

Private Event

Bristol, Connecticut

Z-Balloon Adventures Iowa Ride Balloon Small = Ride Hot Air Balloon  
Little Devil Balloon operated by Iowa Company Z-Balloon Adventures Des Moines Indianola=Burnie the Little Devil Hot Air Balloon

REMAX RE/MAX Balloon Iowa Des Moines Midwest =RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon

US Flag Balloon = US Flag Balloon

Flighthouse Balloon= FlightHouse Balloon


Generic Hot Air Balloon Iowa Z-Balloon Adventures = Generic Hot Air Balloon      ? = Unconfirmed / Tentative

 

Chief Pilot Dan Campbell (in Red Jacket in basket) inflating the US Flag Balloon for a morning flight at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fest in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Dan Campbell is a Lifetime Member of

               The Balloon Federation of America!

 

Little Devil Special Shape Balloon by Aeromagic
Burnie the "Little Devil" Special Shape Hot Air Balloon! New for Z-Balloon Adventures!!

Meet "Burnie the Little Devil" Balloon!

The new special shaped "Burnie the Little Devil" hot air balloon by Aeromagic Balloons is our first "special shape" balloon. "Burnie" has been up and flying since May of 2006.

By combining man's earliest form of flight and hot air ballooning - with the most recent advances in technology, we have a flying piece of art and technology rolled into one!

At the giant height of nearly 125 feet, "Burnie the Little Devil" is one of the tallest hot air balloons registered in North America.  A normal generic hot air balloon will stand about 70 to 80 feet tall. "Burnie the Little Devil" is one of the largest special shape balloons in the entire world! The enormous arms extend out to wave at the crowds as "Burnie the Little Devil" flies over your head.  The envelope fabric alone weighs 475 pounds in its carrying bag!

Pilot Dan Campbell will be in command of "Burnie the Little Devil" balloon for the 2009 World Tour. Dan is also very proud to be associated with the US Flag Balloon "America One" and Space Shuttle PATRIOT hot air balloon team as an additional pilot.

Dan will be the pilot of "Burnie the Little Devil" in Albuquerque New Mexico from October 9th through the 10th at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which is the World's Largest Balloon Event!  Come on out and say Hi!

"Burnie the Little Devil" special shape balloon is available for hot air balloon festivals, airshows and other special events around the U.S. in 2008 and beyond. For more photos, booking information and the latest news and event updates, be sure to visit the home page of the "Burnie the Little Devil" special shape hot air balloon team.

Little Devil Balloon Back View by Z-Balloon Adventures Iowa's Balloon Ride Company


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Ballooning Basics: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How... Anything you ever wanted to know about hot air ballooning in Des Moines or Indianola, Iowa but couldn't find anyone to ask! Frequently Asked Questions and much more about hot air balloons.

Get Involved: Become a hot air balloon ground crew member and possibly earn a free ride!

History Lesson: Find out how hot air ballooning came to existence with a brief history of the sport.

Balloon Links: An assortment of quality links devoted to ballooning US.

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Soft Landings!

Hopefully this website proves informative and spurs your interest in the amazing world of ballooning. Join us for a hot air balloon ride!

Soft Landings!


Dan Campbell
Owner and Chief Commercial Pilot

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REMAX RE/MAX Launch over Sec Taylor Stadium Des Moines Iowa

 

For Hot Air Balloon Rides in Des Moines or Indianola Iowa
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Most recently updated July 21st 2014

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If you have a flight date in mind already and would like to schedule a flight directly, please tell us so we may may reserve that date for you.Gift Certificates can be mailed directly to the person you are purchasing the ride for, or we can mail it to you so you can present it to that special someone. You have the option to choose your preferred delivery method or stop by our office and pick it up yourself if you are in a big hurry. Please note: Gift certificates will be mailed the same day we receive your order.  Late day orders will be mailed the next business day.  We must individually prepare each certificate and confirmation letter, so please allow 45 minutes to an hour so that we may print up your Gift Packet if you are going to pick your packet up. Please call us at (515) 265-2402 or email us at balloon@dwx.com so we can help you make that special someones day!

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