To contact us:


340 Rosedale Rd SE

Cedar Rapids IA  52402


Phone:  319-363-3842


Eastern Iowa’s Family Ballooning Connection

Buzzards Glory Balloon Company

Schedule a Ride Today!

A hot air balloon ride lasts approximately one hour.  Flights are in the morning about sunrise and late afternoon about two hours before sunset, weather permitting. Your ballooning experience usually takes about two hours, including launch, flight, recovery and returning to the launch field.  We wait to inflate the balloon until you arrive.  It only takes about ten minutes and you are gently lifting off beginning a magical experience.  Your flight path will be determined by the direction of the wind.  You could find yourself floating over a tree line, over the city of Cedar Rapids or out in the countryside.  It’s your own private guided aerial tour of the area.

Restrictions:  All passengers must be at least 12 years of age.  Expectant mothers are encourage to celebrate after the baby is born.  Rides for senior citizens in good health are possible on calm weather days. 

Rides:  Usually a ride is for two people plus the pilot however, we can accommodate up to three people depending on size, weight and outside temperature. Please call us or email us for pricing.

Tethering:  $750 for one hour, $500 each additional half hour.  Tethering,  anchoring the balloon to long ropes allowing the balloon to ascend and descend, provides an opportunity to give a succession of rides.

Educational Opportunities:  Our pilots are available to speak to groups and organizations regarding the art and science of ballooning.  We have been presenting to area schools for twenty years.