Rainbow Ryders puts safety first on every Phoenix balloon ride with highly trained and experienced balloon pilots, state-of-the-art hot air balloons, and top of the line balloon chase vehicles. Rainbow Ryders is fully-insured with the highest coverage available in the industry.
Phoenix balloon flight decisions are based on current weather forecasts by the FAA and National Weather Service. Our experienced pilots use their years of knowledge to interpret and read the weather at flight time. No matter what the inconvenience or loss of revenue to the company, Rainbow Ryders will not fly if our equipment or skills cannot be safely deployed.
Rainbow Ryders was selected by the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® to represent Albuquerque as the Official Ride Operator in large part due to our safety record.
Rainbow Ryders has operated continuously for 29 years under the same management.
Rainbow Ryders has not had any fatal accidents in our 29 year history.
Rainbow Ryders was founded by Scott Appelman in 1982 and is still under the same management. The company has purchased and integrated these hot air balloon companies throughout the years: Enchanted Winds; Above and Beyond Balloon Rides.
Rainbow Ryders is fully-insured with the highest coverage available within the industry. We retain our insurance with an A+ rated insurance agency.
Yes. Please call 877-771-0776 to request a copy of the Rainbow Ryders insurance certificate.
Yes. Please call 877-771-0776 to request a list of Rainbow Ryders references. You can also visit Trip-Advisor to read current reviews.
Yes. Please click here for a copy of our release form.