2011 Testimonials

"We had a great time last night. Jessica and I especially enjoyed traveling 6 feet above the water at Ceasars Creek. The flight crew did an amazing job from start to finish. Thanks!"

— Adam W - June 2011

"Erin had surprised me with a balloon ride, oh and proposing to me as well!! We just wanted to say Thank You for an absolutely perfect evening!!! It was the best night of our lives and we are pleased that you helped make it happen!! Thank you again"

— Alice K.- October 2011

"We had a great time, it was beautiful and exciting at the same time...the captain and chase crew were great!"

— Andy P. and Family - July 2011

"A fantastic event that should not be missed. Professional, informative and caring crew members. Loved the hands on part of setting up and packing the balloon. Thanks to the entire crew. Customer Reps, pilots, and chase crew everyone was fantastic. Made my Lady's birthday celebration excellent. Thank you very much. We will be back"

— Ben and Holly C. - August 2011

"Thank you for such a wonderful flight and fun time on Monday night.  It was a 10 year awaited dream come true.  My favourite part was flying over the little Miami and seeing the cranes take off as they skimmed the water! We felt like we were flying!  Incredible!  Thanks again"

— Brad and Penny B - October 2011

"Our flight was fantastic! Ashley and I were surprised at how peaceful and quiet it is at 2,000ft. We can't wait to take our kids up on our next flight with Bella Balloons. Thanks"

— Brandon S. - August 2011

"It was an incredibly enjoyable and unique experience that allowed me to travel the skies of Cincinnati with a friendly and knowledgeable pilot. All on board had a great time and I would highly recommend the experience to any. Good for families, couples and anyone looking to enjoy Cincinnati from a different perspective."

— Bronwyn L. - July 2011

"I just wanted to thank you and Ron for giving my wife a wonderful birthday gift. She was surprised and amazed of not only the ride, but being able to launch from her own neighborhood - right behind our house! I'm looking forward to flying with you and your crew again soon." 

— Bryan - April 2011

"I had a delightful time flying with Bella.  It couldn't have been better!  You all were so professional and made the trip wonderful!" 

— Carol H - May 2011

"Dear Bella Balloons, We had a wonderful time! Soc was a great pilot, so courteous and informative. Mike and the whole team were great. Thanks"

— Chris & Connie H - October 2011

"It was a great experience and everyone was very nice, professional and informative. If I was going to fly again I would with Bella."

— Chris H. - September 2011

"WOW, what an amazing time. My mother Marge sure did have a wonderful Birthday celebration flying with you. Mike was great and very informative about the balloon and all things in regard to the trip. I have already recommended you to several other people. Thanks for everything."

— Chuck and Mary D. - June 2011

"Our flight was everything we thought it would be; our sunrise tour was the perfect anniversary gift to each other.  Please feel free to use these comments on your website and Facebook, and we will share our experience with family and friends. Again - thanks!"

— Chuck H. - July 2011

"Thank you so much for making my 40th Birthday extra special! My husband planned the balloon ride as a surprise. It is something I have always wanted to do. He was worried I would chicken out because I am absolutely terrified of flying in an airplane. I had no apprehension whatsoever to get in the balloon and loved every single second of our flight. Your team was most welcoming and professional. I immediately felt comfortable. You introduced yourself and your crew. You made small talk with me and my husband before the flight. You were interested in why we chose to take a hot air balloon ride. You explained all the flight procedures in detail. You answered all our questions and had great stories to tell about ballooning and its history. It was obvious throughout the morning that you and your team have a passion both for hot air ballooning and serving your customers. It shows in everything you do. Good luck with your business. I will recommend Bella Balloons to everyone I know. It was truly the best flight of my life!"

— Dani R - November 2011

"Thank you and your staff for making our tethered event so special."

— Debbie B. - August 2011

"We wouldn't hesitate to fly with Bella again. Thank you Mike."

— Deborah G. - June 2011

"We really had a wonderful time on our sunrise flight. Everything was amazing: the experience of helping get the balloon ready and then helping pack it up, the flight itself and clear through the champagne toast was just wonderful.  The staff is so very kind and helpful.   Thank you so much!  

— Donna and Wayne - October 2011

"We had an awesome time!!! It was such a perfect morning!!! Taking off from our back yard over east Fork Lake is a memory that will not be forgotten!!! . Thank you so much for the memories"

— Greg I. - September 2011

"Beautiful morning, fun ride, friendly crew, smooth landing -- what an experience. Great start for my wife's birthday. Couldn't have asked for more. Thanks!"

— Jack and Kathleen H. - July 2011

"Bella Balloons was the best way to celebrate Grant and Sarah’s birthdays. The look on my grandchildren’s face during the takeoff, flying and landing was PRICELESS. Thank you Mike and the Bella Team!"

— Jan S. - July 2011

"We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. Ron and crew were fantastic and it was an evening that we will never forget."

— Jason and Tara H. - August 2011

"Outstanding views. Outstanding customer service. I took up my 88 year old mother for a trip she still can't stop talking about. I highly recommend Bella Balloons for a once in a lifetime experience (or maybe just a few more!)"

— Jeff & Martha H. - September 2011

"One Birthday wife + two daughters + Bella Balloons + one husband in a chase car = the best birthday ever and an a treasured family moment. Thank you for all of that! The staff is absolutely outstanding!"

— Jeff B. - June 2011 

"Thank you, Bella Balloons! My husband and I had a great experience! Flying with Bella Balloons was truly exceptional!"

— Jessica K - October 2011

"Your crew did a fantastic job for our family. I posted a nice review on Angie’s list which you should get to review in the next few days. We have recommended Bella to several friends. Our thanks to Ron and the others"

— Jim and Nancy VB. - July 2011

"We had a wonderful experience on our flight on the Bella Vista; what a great Birthday it was.  In particular, we loved seeing the wildlife below as we drifted above; many deer; geese; cranes, and even a fox!  Thanks to the great crew for a wonderful time!"

— Jim and Robin K - June 2011

"You did a fantastic job! My son and I had a great time. You were highly professional & the trip was even more than I imagined. The unexpected toast at the end was delightful. Thank you for a wonderful experience."

— Joan K.- August 2011

"My husband Joe, our two adult girls, and I recently had the pleasure of flying with Ron and meeting Daniel, his chase driver. The morning of our October 30th flight was chilly, but the ride was fun and the view was beautiful! Initially, Joe was nervous about this adventure. Several times since that day, he has said how comfortable and fear-free he felt throughout the experience. Thank you, Ron, Daniel, and Bella Balloons for sharing this memorable morning with us!"

— Kathy R - October 2011

"I wish to thank Bella Balloons and Ron, our pilot, for making our maiden flight an extremely enjoyable experience. After several reschedules because of bad weather conditions, we were finally airborne. The professionalism and knowledge were beyond our expectations. We look forward to flying with you in the future.  Hope everyone at Bella Balloons has a wonderful holiday." 

— Kevin & Melissa - December 2011

"Thank you so much for fulfilling my Sister-in-Law's Bucket list. Knowing you’re going to not be on this earth very long, I guess the feeling of freedom and close to heaven was a pretty exciting feeling for her. It was also their 36th anniversary and most likely their last. Thank you so much"

— Kim - July 2011

"We had the most amazing time!!! After all the scheduling conflicts... Now I know the reason all the problems were so that we could fly on the most perfect August night with a GREAT team!! Thanks so much!!"

— Lauren K. - August 2011

"Here are a few photos from our trip on Oct. 13. What a great trip!!! We loved it and was very memorable for Robert’s birthday present. We would do it again in the future for sure….. loved it a lot! Thanks for a great flight!!!"

— Linda and Robert E - October 2011

"I was on the evening flight on Monday, October 3.  I had a great time!  You were a great pilot and I appreciated your experience and knowledge about everything.  You made our flight fantastic.  I've been raving for the last two days about how awesome it was! Thanks so much"

— Liz K - October 2011

"I always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride and was thrilled when my wife presented me with a Bella Balloon ride for my birthday.  Bella Balloons provides first class service and we couldn't have been happier with our flight.  The weather was perfect for our sunrise voyage and you and Dave made us comfortable; we felt like part of the family.  We certainly enjoyed the trip and your hospitality.  Whenever I drink champagne, I will raise my glass and toast Bella Balloons.  Thanks for the wonderful experience!"

— Mark and Jill Z - May 2011

"Want you and Ron and Zach to know that we thoroughly enjoyed our balloon ride.  I did not want to come down!  We have shared with many of our friends how awesome it was and would love to do it again one day.  Thanks to all of you!"

— Marvin & Brenda M - October 2011

"You guys were a huge hit last night and I am so happy to have you be part of the Miami County Fair. We have received so many wonderful comments about the launch and glow. And it was such a pleasure working with you and the other guys. Awesome job!"

— Miami County Fair - September 2011

"We had a fantastic time! It was a blast! Even though it was not the big “surprise” I had envisioned for Debbie (due to the weather cancel on the 19th), it still was special because she got a balloon ride on her actual birthday day. She will be bragging to all her friends! It was all-in-all a great time!!! Great people! Great balloon! Great weather! Great experience. We talked to my son on the drive back to Columbus and I think we have him talked into a ride for him and his bride on their next birthday. We will be talking up Bella Balloons to all our friends. (I plan to send an email out to all my co-workers and friends.) Thank you very much!"

— Mike M. - September 2011

"We had a great flight. Beautiful scenery with an informative pilot and chase person who helped to make our flight a memorable adventure."

— Norbert & Marie - September 2011

"The balloon ride was awesome. I could have stayed up all day."

— Randy and Mary H. - June 2011

"Thanks for sharing your love of ballooning with Debby and me last Saturday at sunrise. The whole experience "wowed" both of us and we talked about it all weekend with everyone we encountered. It was better than we ever could have imagined."

— Sonny & Debby O. - August 2011

"I surprised my boyfriend with a Bella Balloons ride for his 35TH birthday. We had an incredible experience. From takeoff to landing, the crew was the definition of professionalism. We will be flying with Bella again and would recommend them to anyone interested in a wonderful balloon ride. Thank you for an amazing time."

— Tabby and Ted - August 2011

"We had a great time - the launch and landing were perfecto. Our pilot was super, very informative and entertaining. Landing in a balloon friendly yard was such fun the homeowner, a balloon pilot himself, even helped with the take down and stowing the equipment!"

— The Bertschys - October 2011

"Bella Balloons,What a wonderful flight my daughter and I had...It was amazing...More than I could have dreamed of...AMAZING..Thank you for a Great Day :)  My daughter purchased tickets because we both have December Birthdays, best birthday gift ever....Thank you so very Much..."  

— Vickie M - December 2011

"Thank you Bella Balloon Crew,  Up Up and away! Third time was a charm. Had a wonderful experience  and all the crew were so friendly even thru all weather cancellations. It was a great champagne toast from Valley Vineyards, don't normally touch the stuff  but might just have to rethink that one.lol. Thank You to my daughter  Nicole and husband Bill  for such a wonderful GIFT. Next let's try for a cruise  lol. THANK YOU AGAIN  ALL"

— Yvonne & Ben C. - May 2011

"The hot air balloon ride was so great. The staff was super knowledgeable and helpful, and I loved that they involved us in the setting up of the balloon. We'd definitely recommend this!"

— Zachary B. and Claire - June 2011