Air Texas Balloon Adventures is located in Houston, Tx, what others may refer to as Space City. We fly year-round, weather permitting, throughout the local area.
Mr. Doug Watson, our chief pilot, has over 40 years of aeronautical experience with thousands of hours of safe "Pilot In Command" time flying many different types of fixed wing and hot air balloon aircraft. Our support crew is composed of highly experienced individuals, trained in balloon operations, that are eager to make your flight enjoyable and answer all of your questions.
Air Texas Balloon Adventures uses Cameron and Balloon Works equipment. Both of these balloons are manufactured in the U.S. All of our balloons are inspected on a regular schedule as per Federal Aviation Administration maintenance rules and regulations. The baskets are capable of holding up to five passengers. We take great pride in our business and will strive to make your flight one of the most exciting adventures you will ever discover.
We greet our passengers about 30 minutes before sunrise at one of three locations on the west side of Houston. Click on the following link and be whisked over to where we meet. Wait for map to load.
It takes about 5-15 minutes to drive to one of our launch sites and about 30 minutes to get the balloon up and ready for you. We also welcome your participation in setting up the balloon - it's part of the adventure.
Our flights are approximately one hour long (+/- for winds). All non-flyers are welcome to come chase the balloons and to join in for the celebration following the flight. However, we have limited room in our chase vehicle, so you may need to follow in your own vehicle.
We do ask that if you follow, please do not enter onto the landing field as we will be landing on private property and the fewer vehicles on the site the better.