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Address: 99 Teller Ave, Beacon, NY 12508-3068
Phone Number: +1 845-831-6917
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serene and invigorating

We went flying with Bill yesterday at sunrise. From the moment we met him, Bill made us feel right at home. This experience was a surprise from me for my husband, and I couldn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2016
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We went flying with Bill yesterday at sunrise. From the moment we met him, Bill made us feel right at home. This experience was a surprise from me for my husband, and I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgable, friendly and relaxing person to put my occasionally height-fearing husband at ease. It turned out that a couple of other... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

My wife had "won" a balloon-ride gift certificate at a charity silent auction quite a while ago and Bill Hughes (the pilot/owner of Blue Sky Balloons) was very accommodating in scheduling the ride after the expiration date. Customer service is very important and Bill did us right! We scheduled the ride for sunrise on October 22. I thought this might... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Our first balloon ride on a cool late October morning (the air was warmer aloft) at the peak of the fall foliage season. Our pilot (Bill) is an expert aviator and a friendly and interesting guide. We didn't even realize we had left the ground until we were 25 feet aloft. A very smooth ride, varying in height between 50... More 

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Thank Joe S
Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

First Time - Ballooning - Fantastic It was a Beautiful Site to see the Hudson Valley from a Hot Air Balloon and a great experience. Bill is a " gentleman and a scholar " when it comes to knowing the Valley and flying, Planning to do it again.....

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Brought my wife and 6 year old son. What an incredible experience!!! Bill is an awesome pilot and guide. Took off from a beautiful little farm and traveled across Several towns, overlooking mountains, lakes, creeks, trees and even some homes where the owners came out to say hello as we flew by. We skimmed over some trees, close enough to... More 

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Armonk, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Bill is primarily a one man operation with help from a chase truck. He is professional, safe, low key, and a former navy pilot. It was an awesome birthday experience from start to finish. Four people can be enough for a trip so grab another couple like we did and have the balloon ride to yourselves! Loved it. Got to... More 

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Thank d k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Bill is a great pilot and the ride is so smooth. He was experienced, courteous, knowledgeable, and an excellent guide while in the air. I will never forget the incredible views, which transformed my perspective of my home town. An excellent time! c:

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Left from Sprout Creek Farm in the evening. Had a great time. Won't be our last balloon ride. Bill was a great host

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

It was the most memorable birthday in my life. If you have never ridden a balloon or even if you have, this place is fantastic! Bill, the pilot, has flown for 45years. He is skillful, kind, funny, and he reprise to email promptly. We were more like a team rather than just customers because we helped with the launch. One... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Bill Hughes is a balloonmaster extraordinaire. If you have never taken to the skies in a balloon, don't miss this. I surprised my husband with a trip in the fall (he thought we were going apple picking!). We arrived at this wonderfully amazing farm (check it out when you get back from the ride), around 7:00 in the morning and... More 

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