Carolina Balloon Festival Rides

Book your hot air balloon ride with The Flying Mazzocchis at the Carolina Balloon Festival October 21-23, 2016 in Statesville, NC. Hurry, spots are filling up fast!

For more details on the Carolina Balloon Festival, please visit their official website.

Call us at (908) 303-1040 or email info@flyingmazzzocchis.com to book your flight.

Carolina Balloon Fest Rides

Available flights:

  • Friday, October 21 at 4:30 PM – $250 per person
  • Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 AM – $250 per person
  • Saturday, October 22 at 4:30 PM – $250 per person
  • Sunday, October 23 at 7:00 AM – $250 per person

We can carry up to four (4) passengers per flight.

Private flights for two people are available for $900.

Payments for all flights is via cash only and is due at the time of the flight.

Flights last about 45 minutes, sometimes even longer. Depending upon weather or flight direction, the flight may be shortened to thirty minutes.

Festival Address

Statesville Regional Airport
260 Hangar Drive
Statesville, NC 28625

If you have any medical condition that would prevent you from standing for an hour, lifting any heavy items, or any condition that would be compromised from any sort of impact with the ground please let the pilot know well in advance of the flight.

You are embarking on an active ballooning experience that may involve assisting with the set up and pack up process (possibly heavy lifting). If you have any questions regarding your involvement with this please let the pilot know well in advance via e-mail.

We do a champagne toast at the end of the flight. Not during or before the flight for safety reasons. If the pilot or any crew member believes that a passenger is under the influence of alcohol we reserve the right to not allow you on or in the balloon. This is for the safety of all passengers on board.If you or anyone in your party has consumed any alcoholic beverage before or during the flight the passenger and/or the group will forfeit their deposit.

Cancellation Policy

We kindly ask that if for any reason you need to cancel that you do so five days (120 hours) in advance. If cancellation is made within five days of the flight, you will forfeit your $50 deposit per person. Your deposit will also be forfeited if you are more than fifteen minutes late to our meeting spot, as it is important to launch the balloon close to the meeting time. You will not be charged any fee if the flight is canceled by the pilot for safety reasons.

Please arrive early!! Plan on arriving up to 1.5 hours early as we have had people miss their flights due to traffic. The crowds are heavy even in the mornings. You will be charged the deposit even if you are late because of traffic or crowds. If you are more than 15 minutes late to the scheduled meeting time you will be charged the $50 per person deposit.

Festival Schedule:

Friday, October 21 – Statesville Regional Airport
3:00 PM Gates open
4:30 PM Balloon Launch from airport

Saturday, October 22 – Statesville Regional Airport
7:00 AM Gates open
8:00 AM Balloon Launch, fly into airport
4:30 PM Balloon Launch from airport

Sunday, October 23- Statesville Regional Airport
7:00 AM Gates open
8:00 AM Balloon Launch, fly into airport
4:30 PM Balloon Launch from airport

If you would like to book a ride at the Carolina Balloon Festival please contact us at (908) 303-1040 or email info@flyingmazzocchis.com. If you have any questions about the Carolina Balloon Festival, please visit their official website.