About Us

Why Air Ventures?

Air Ventures is a female-owned and operated hot air balloon company that opened in 1990. Debbie Harding opened the business with the simple mission of sharing her passion for the sport with others and bringing smiles to faces rather than the frowns she received during her previous employment in social services. Her team comprises family members, long-time local and international professionals, experienced pilots, and both experienced long-time and newly trained crew. Some of her new crew members are the sons and daughters of the crew, who were impacted by their parent's experiences when they came along for the ride. She has piloted the company through the 2008 economic stresses and the unique circumstances of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. She credits her commitment to the joys of the sport of ballooning for her successes.

The hot air balloon team also includes four balloons suited for different applications, including two state-of-the-art, top-of-the-line (gorgeous) Kubicek balloons, with baskets featuring walk-in doors and three comfortable recovery vehicles. As a team, she has worked successfully with well-known local companies such as SMS, Unisys, The Dupont Company, Dupont Country Club, Waynesboro Country Club, 84 Lumber, Cross Creek Residential Home, and national companies like RMA, T-Moble, and Penn Titles. The company also has provided organized balloon "vacations" to international locations and local balloon festivals, all just for fun!

Recreational Activities

Our original purpose at Air Ventures was to provide Chester County residents with an alternative recreational activity. However, three years after its inception, local businesses requested various services. These requests included creative advertising programs as well as adding recreational and team-building activities into their existing events. We have expanded our business to handle those needs through additional business training, expert support staff, and by establishing the necessary legal infrastructures.

Flight Packages

A hot air balloon flying over the grass.

One Hour Flight - $299.00

Traditional Champagne Toast One Hour Flight. Pricing is per person.

Two people hug in front of a hot air balloon.

Dinner Flight - $339.00

One hour hot air balloon flight including full course dinner at local restaurant. Pricing is per person.

A couple is kissing in the grass with two pictures of them.

Signature Souvenir Flight - $549.00

One hour hot air balloon flight & portrait session while balloon is being setup. Pricing is per person.

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We offer a number of Hot Air Balloon Flight Package Plans, pricing is per person. Click here to review the traditional, romantic, dinner and overnight plans.