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Nov 21, 2013 - Experience Cincinnati on a Hot Air Balloon

Every now and then, it is a good experience to look at things from another point of view. If you think you have already been to Cincinnati often enough to know its ground attractions, how about experiencing it from the sky? You can fly with Bella Balloons and view different areas of Cincinnati atop a hot air balloon.

The Cincinnati Hot Air Balloon Rides are usually launched from the Blue Ash Airport, Warren County Airport, Butler County Airport, or from numerous points within Mason, Deerfield Township, Lebanon, South Lebanon, West Chester, Monroe and Liberty Township. You can get there in your charter bus without any hassle. Don’t worry, it is safe to ride in them as Bella Balloons ensures that their pilots are all FAA Commercial approved, and all the vehicles are insured with a 100% safety record.

From atop the hot air balloon, you can view picturesque farms, rolling fields, a myriad of rivers and streams, lush wooded areas, state and local parks, and historic cities and homes. See majestic horses taking a drink from a pond, or cattle bathing in the beautiful morning sun. Take in the crisp, fresh air atop the balloon as you view the breathtaking panoramic scenery and the varieties of native birds and wildlife.

If you prefer to view the suburbs instead, Bella Balloons also offer the Cincinnati Suburb Hot Air Balloon rides that covers places like Mason, West Chester, Montgomery, Indian Hill, and other Cincinnati Area Suburbs. You get to view rural and urban scenes from a vantage point, with scenes of rolling fields, established farms, wooded areas, local parks, various rivers and streams, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and historic cities and homes. For urban area scenes, you will be greeted with views of continued development of businesses and homes, and the unmistakable Kings Island amusement park skyline, all from up in the sky.

When you slowly fly over Indian Hill, you will see the largest homes in the area where the upper crust of society lives. The balloon will cruise over the homes of Southwest Ohio’s rich and famous, observing many private pool, tennis courts, and estate properties, giving you a bird eye view of these majestic homes.

If you are not sure what to do during your flight or what to expect, don’t worry. Everyone who flies on the hot air balloon will be given a Pre-Flight Orientation where what to expect, how the hot air balloon works, and other information that will make your hot air balloon flight enjoyable and memorable. Don’t forget your camera to take scenic photos from atop the hot air balloon in your beautiful hand-crafted wicker basket.

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