Our Mission

Our mission:  

To open the doors of aviation, STEM education and nontraditional careers for women and men. To create wonderment and fulfillment to those who seek to experience hot air ballooning; whether gazing upon their enormous stature and kaleidoscope of colors, or floating in dreamy blue skies overlooking the beautiful Brandywine Valley in Chester County.


Our purpose:  

To support our local community youth leadership and athletic organizations as well as local First Responders through an annual contribution to the Chester County Hero Fund.


"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” 

– Leonardo da Vinci

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We ask for your understanding if a flight must be cancelled due to weather. Prevailing weather and winds may postpone or delay ballooning. It's the Festival balloonmeister 's decision to determine if the larger parameters meet FAA requirements for safe balloon flight operations, but it's each Pilot's responsibility to determine whether it is safe to fly their own unique aircraft, equipment, given passengers and crew. The pilot’s decision is final. The pilots and committee will be just as disappointed as you and maybe even more because they know what you are missing!