STRATOBOWL HOT AIR LAUNCH

STRATOBOWL HOT AIR LAUNCH

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Stratobowl Historic Hot Air Balloon Launch

September 10, 11 & 12, 2021

The Stratobowl was first made famous in the 1930’s when high altitude balloons launched from the site, visited the stratosphere and made history.  The site has long been acknowledged as an important part of aviation history.

Now, once a year pilots and their balloons flock to the site in honor of those that came before us; to bring awareness to this beautiful historic site.  Annually, the event hosts approximately 10 balloons during this weather permitting ‘sunrise only’ three day event.

Will you FLY or HIKE?

FLY:

You can fly!  Spots are limited; reservations are required.  Call 605-673-2520 or click here to book your Stratobowl flight. Cost is $325 per adult. Flight is approx one hour and weather permitting.  For more information on flying with Black Hills Balloons, check out our FAQs.

HIKE:

Spectators are welcome!  Because the launch location is PRIVATE PROPERTY, spectators are asked to view the launch from the Stratobowl Rim Trail. Parking is limited. Balloon launch is scheduled for sunrise. Bring a flashlight, chair and your camera. Click below for Google Map location of the trail head.

FYI, there are no facilities or vendors at this launch.  Please plan accordingly.

 

For more information on this event and to stay up to date on weather and launch updates, please ‘like’ the Stratobowl Facebook page.

 

GOLD DISCOVERY DAYS FLIGHT

GOLD DISCOVERY DAYS FLIGHT

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Custer Gold Discovery Days Hot Air Balloon Launch

July 17th & 18th, 2021

Join us for the Custer Gold Discovery Days Hot Air Balloon Launch.  The week-long event hosts vendors, live music, and more, with a weekend hot air balloon launch from Custer’s Pageant Hill; a park located in the town of Custer. The launch is weather permitting and location may change due to wind direction.  Spectators and passengers are welcome for the ‘weather permitting’ balloon launch.

Do you want to fly?

You can fly!  Spots are limited; reservations are required.  Call 605-673-2520 or click here to book your Gold Discovery Days flight. The cost is $325 per adult. The flight is approx one hour and weather permitting.  For more information on flying with Black Hills Balloons, check out our FAQs.

Do you want to be a spectator?

Spectators should plan on arriving just prior to sunrise for perfect viewing. Bring a chair, your coffee and a camera. Viewing is free and welcome to all ages. Launch and launch location is weather permitting. Stay in the know by following our Facebook page.