Welcome to Buzzards Glory Hot Air Balloon Company. We hope you enjoy the fun, excitement and adventure captured in these photos.
Buzzards Glory Balloon Co began in 1974 and over the years has made adjustments to keep up with the times. This year, especially the past few months has brought the need for additional changes.
Below are some, but not all, of the changes we’ve made:
o We are limiting our passengers to two
o We are asking everyone to practice Social Distancing
o We are asking everyone to wear a Face Covering anytime you are 6 feet or less from anyone outside your immediate household. If you show up without a mask we will provide one for you.
o We’ve increased balloon and chase vehicle disinfecting
o If you have any health issues, especially but not limited to respiratory, no matter how minor we ask you to contact us and let us know or possibly wait until the situation is resolved.
o We’re monitoring the health of the crew
Please know we have everyone’s best interest at heart. We want this to be a safe and enjoyable experience for all during this difficult time.
Covid-19 Virus Warning.
An inherent risk of exposure to the Covid-19 Virus exists in any public place where people are present. The Covid-19 Virus is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to sever illness and even death. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Senior Citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By booking a ride with Buzzards Glory Balloon Company, LLC you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to The Covid-19 Virus.
Ballooning is so weather dependent and as you know the weather has been uncooperative and unpredictable. To date, we have a large number of rides scheduled including those we’ve carried over from last year. I’m very concerned we won’t have space to accommodate everyone who’s already booked so I’m suspending any new bookings until further notice. Please check back periodically to see if we’re caught up. Thank you for your understanding. ~ Susan Stamats
A ride in a hot air balloon is unlike any other experience. Floating through the sky, seeing the land spread out below, and seeing the area from a unique perspective. (More Info and pricing)
Buzzards Glory Balloon Company, LLC provides fun, family-oriented hot air balloon rides for all occasions. Flying the skies over Cedar Rapids for over 40 years, Buzzards Glory was founded in 1974 by Peter O. Stamats to share his love of ballooning with others.
70 balloons, 75,000 people, food, drink, music whats not to love! We love going to this event, just a little break before fall ballooning. The Great Forrest Park Balloon Race ~Susan
I call it Birk Lake because a group of us would go to Jim Birk’s lake and fly balloons, eat, drink and be merry, long before there was a formal festival. We still go to Birk’s lake and now enjoy all the fun of the Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival. Past years have included skeet …
You can schedule a ride by calling 319-363-3842 or emailing Susan firstname.lastname@example.org.