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Please Note:

It is always best to schedule your balloon ride for the earliest part of your stay if you are visiting the area. This way, in the event of a weather cancellation, we would have the most options to try and reschedule your flight. Although morning flights are very early, please don't let that deter you; these flights are quite enchanting, and well worth the early wake-up call.

While we may hear some grumblings about the early hour BEFORE the flight, we never hear any grumbling after these flights. By leaving yourself open to morning "flight windows," you will double the number of opportunities you have to get your balloon ride.

Above Reality Balloon Rides in Vermont

Above Reality Inc.
P.O. Box 75
Jericho, VT 05465
Toll Free 1-877-FUN-RISE (386-7473)
Locally 802-899-4007

Ballooning Over Vermont

When we meet for balloon flights

Balloon flights occur at two times of the day: the "flight windows" are just after sunrise and in the few hours preceding sunset.

So the actual meeting time for your flight will depend upon the length of the day at that time of year you fly. These times range between 5:00AM and 6:00AM for morning flights, and 2:45PM and 5:30PM for afternoon flights. After you make your reservation you will receive a confirmation email that specifies your meeting time. If you are looking for specific time that the flights meet, please consult the table below. These times are very close to accurate but may differ by 15 minutes when you receive your confirmation email. The entire balloon ride experience (from meeting time through post flight champagne celebration) will last approximately three and a half hours.

May Meeting Times

Sunrise Flights
All sunrise flights in May meet at 5:00am
Sunset Flights
May 01-10 sunset flights meet at 5:00pm
May 11-20 sunset flights meet at 5.15pm
May 21-31 sunset flights meet at 5.30pm

June Meeting Times

Sunrise Flights
All sunrise flights in June meet at 5:00am
Sunset Flights
All sunset flights in June meet at 5:30pm

July Meeting Times

Sunrise Flights
All sunrise flights in July meet at 5:00am
Sunset Flights
All sunset flights in July meet at 5:30pm

August Meeting Times

Sunrise Flights
August 01-20 sunrise flights meet at 5:15am
August 21-31 sunrise flights meet at 5:30am
Sunset Flights
August 01-10 sunset flights meet at 5:15pm
August 11-20 sunset flights meet at 5:00pm
August 21-31 sunset flights meet at 4:45pm

September Meeting Times

Sunrise Flights
Sept 01-10 sunrise flights meet at 5:30am
Sept 11-20 sunrise flights meet at 5:45am
Sept 21-30 sunrise flights meet at 6:00am
Sunset Flights
Sept 01-10 sunset flights meet at 4:30pm
Sept 11-20 sunset flights meet at 4:00pm
Sept 21-30 sunset flights meet at 3:45pm

October Meeting Times

Sunrise Flights
Oct 01-15 sunrise flights meet at 6:00am
Oct 16-25 sunrise flights meet at 6:30am
Oct 26-31 sunrise flights meet at 6:45am
Sunset Flights
Oct 01-15 sunset flights meet at 3:30pm
Oct 16-25 sunset flights meet at 3:00pm
Oct 26-31 sunset flights meet at 2:45pm