2012 Testimonials

“Finally, we just wanted to say you have a wonderful company :)” 

— Andrea K. - October 2012

“It was awesome.  My sisters and I had a wonderful experience.  Our pilot was very knowledgeable and informative and did a great job.  We all three said we would like to do it again.  Thank you for making our flight a memorable one.” 

— Barb W. - October 2012

"Thanks guys so much for an awesome morning!"  

— Barbara C. and Debbie C. - March 2012

"Absolutely wonderful time, thank you Bella! You've made a balloon client for life! Can't wait until next time!" 

— Brian S. - September 2012

"HUGE THANKS TO MIKE AND EVERYONE FOR MAKING MY DAY AMAZING!!!! Hope to see you guys for an Anniversary Flight :)"

— Brittany E. - August 2012

“The sunrise flight was just beautiful!  What an exhilarating yet peaceful experience.  Thanks again for everything, and for giving me and my mom a wonderful memory to share.  Especially the laughter. :)” 

— Carmen D. - May 2012

“We thoroughly enjoyed our flight last Friday.  Ron was a terrific pilot, and everything was perfect.  Thanks for making our graduation celebration unforgettable!”  

— Carol C. - May 2012

“Thanks to my Hubby and Bella Balloons for a surprise Hot Air Balloon ride for my birthday!! Absolutely beautiful fall foliage! Loved It!”  

— Carol F. - October 2012

“Thank you so much for making my birthday so exciting.  What a beautiful night for a sunset balloon flight.  I had so much fun and the scenery absolutely took my breath away.  You and your team are remarkable!!!  Thanks again for a night I will never forget.”  

— Cindy S.  - May 2012

"This was the perfect adventure to celebrate our anniversary. Mike, our pilot and the Bella crew were amazing! We had a great time. The crew was so awesome and worked hard to make sure that every moment we spent with them was wonderful. The view is breath taking. I highly recommend a flight with Bella!!"

— Crystal H. - October 2012

“Thank you so much for the INCREDIBLE ride last Saturday!! Olivia and I had an amazing time and I'm pretty sure our engagement day couldn't have gone any better.  I can't thank you guys enough for such an incredible ride. Rob, our pilot, and Mark were awesome! They totally know what they're doing up there and they were so cool and professional”  

— Daniel M. - August 2012

“Thanks so much for an unbelievable experience today!  Mike and Jack were professional, personable, and kind. I highly recommend the experience and this company.”  

— Daniel M. - July 2012

“My wife and I had a great time!  All of your staff were kind, friendly and courteous and made us feel right at home.  We enjoyed the flight and the champagne afterwards!”  

— David D.  - May 2012

"I really want to thank all the people at Bella Balloons for the wonderful hot air balloon ride my husband and I had on Thursday evening.  It was an amazing experience.  They made the ride very smooth and enjoyable and interesting. Oh and the champagne was good too.  And the pictures you took of our ride were great. Thanks again.”  

— Debbie B - August 2012

"Jeff and I had a blast on our hot air balloon ride last night.  It was absolutely beautiful.  Ron (the pilot) and the rest of the staff were the greatest they really made the ride very enjoyable and interesting.  I would love to do this again, maybe next time the morning balloon ride."  

— Deborah - August 2012

"The best birthday surprise!"  

— Debra B. - September 2012

"This is well worth the Money! Great pilot and assistant, before I knew it we were way up, and my heart wasn’t even racing!"  

— Donnie C. - July 2012

“ I just had my first flight in a Hot Air Balloon Sunday. I had originally reserved a flight for the middle of October to catch the trees in all their beauty. But the flight was canceled because of weather. My heart sank, I thought I missed my opportunity for the best Balloon ride of the whole year. But I was wrong. We took off at sunrise, 31 degrees, clear blue sky and almost no wind. It was beautiful. After experiencing my first flight, I believe any time you take a Balloon ride would be the “Best Day of the Year”.  We met our pilot (Mike) and crew (Dan) before we even got out of our car. After listening to Mike speak for awhile, I think he could  have convinced us that it was 70 degrees that morning. He was very upbeat and inspirational. There was no doubt in my mind that here is a man that loves what he is doing.  I’m looking forward to my next Hot Air Balloon Flight with Bella Balloons and will be requesting Mike and Dan. The next flight can be any Day of the Year!” 

— Gary D - November 2012

“Thanks for a fantastic flight!!  Mike and Dave were super.  We could not have been treated any better.  Exceeded our expectations!!”  

— Gary S. - August 2012

“Thank you for the flight.  It was a treat.” 

— Harold T. - July 2012

“Thanks for a great flight.  We loved it and enjoyed all the information about ballooning. Would do it again!"

— Irene & Bruce H. - September 2012

"Thank you for the awesome time!!!" 

— Irina C. - July 2012

"What a fantastic  journey  you took us on! We loved the extra time looking for a place to land.  At no time did we have any fear,  just pure pleasure!!!  Thanks again Bella Balloons Team!!!  I'll post some photos soon!"   

— Jay B. - July 2012

“Thanks to the Rob and the Bella Balloons team for our flight. From the preflight briefing to the post flight champagne toast, all went perfectly. The flight was smooth and the views spectacular. Carol and I are already planning a \"fall colors\" flight.”  

— Jeff & Carol Z. - May 2012

“Twice I have turned to Bella for a unique experience to celebrate a special occasion and twice I have been treated royally. Thank you Mike, the Crew, the most personable and professional office staff I have ever encountered and Smiley!”    

— Jeff B. - July 2012

 “I have always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride, but was so afraid of heights I could not bring myself to do it.  After getting to know the Bella team over the summer (as my sons love chasing balloons), I decided to book a flight for my birthday the end of Sept.  I was very nervous, but the pilots and crew were all so funny when we arrived that morning, it totally put me at ease.  Once we got in the balloon and took off, I never for a second was afraid and loved every solitary second of it.  I was sad when we had to land, but am eager to save up for another flight!  Thanks a million, Bella Balloons, for an absolutely AMAZING memory <3” 

— Jennifer & Greg C. - September 2012

“Bella Balloons- thank you for such an incredible experience!  We felt so confident in the abilities of our pilot and team, and thoroughly enjoyed their great sense of humor.  They made our flight experience so much fun!  We will surely recommend Bella Balloons to others.”

— Jennifer and David D. - October 2012

"Thank you for the awesome ride!"  

— Jill L. - September 2012

“You were a part of  creating  an unbelievable family memory!  Thank you for taking care of us and making us feel safe.   The pictures don’t do the flight and beauty justice.  We would highly recommend this trip for any family!”  

— Jodi T. - May 2012

“Thanks for the great flight.  Ron did a super job and Dan was terrific as well.  The veiws are outstanding and the landing was perfect. This was a treat for both me and my husband!  Thanks again!” 

— Kathy F. - May 2012

“This was the first time for both my Mom and I and it was great to help her celebrate her 75th birthday (last year) by floating over Warren County to see the fall colors!  It was a perfect day and she LOVED her birthday gift!  Thanks so much for a wonderful experience!”  

— Kim M. - October 2012

“We loved our balloon ride! It was more than we expected it to be and it was very beautiful!  We would recommend everyone to take a balloon ride with Bella Balloons!”   

— Kristy & RC M.- October 2012

“We had such a wonderful time with Bella Balloons!  It was so peaceful and we were so thrilled with how smooth everything was.  It was sooo quiet and relaxing in the air, which was a wonderful surprise.  We are definitely recommending Bella Balloons to all our friends and family!"   

— Lee D. - May 2012

“Flight was fantastic! Crew made it fun. Can\'t wait to share all the pics with family and friends.”  

— Leisha C. - May 2012

“It was simply amazing and thanks to all at Bella.  AND...thank you so much for the pictures on facebook!”  

— Lori B. - July 2012

“Sean and Crew-We had the most amazing flight Sunday night - thanks so much for a VERY memorable and special 20th anniversary ! We will back for a sunrise flight next !!”  

— Lynn & Steve V.  - May 2012

“Had an unbelievable blast!  Thank you pilot Mike and Smiley!”  

— Marya C. - September 2012

“We thoroughly enjoyed the entire Bella Balloon experience - right from helping out with blowing air into the balloon to the toast at the end. Our pilot was very friendly and skillful - he brilliantly landed the balloon in the tight (by ballooning standards) courtyard of a church. We would definitely fly with Bella Balloons again” 

— Mayuresh G. - August 2012

"My Father in Law, Jim M. was part of the Sunset Flight yestersay. Thank you so much for the awesome experience. Everything about it was exceptional from the flight itself to the time your staff to speak with us. I am very jealous that I could not go with him but look forward to taking my own flight in the Spring."

— Melissa - November 2012

"Thanks so much for the fun and very memorable ride!"   

— Mike M. and Stephanie D. - March 2012

“I decided to go on a hot air balloon ride for my 70th birthday, so I just Googled hot air balloon rides and found Bella Balloon Rides.  What a find!  The ride was not only fun and exciting but also very informative.  Everyone from the office manager to the pilot and his helper were friendly and helpful.  It was money well spent and gave me a Happy Birthday!!!”  

— Nancy T.  - July 2012

"We love flying with Bella and had a great time - perfect fall weather. Mike and the flight crew were great and we will definitely be back to fly with Bella again."  

— Neal B. - October 2012

“My husband and I embarked on our third flight with Bella on Sunday...this time we brought friends!  Each trip has exceeded our expectations!  Not only were we beyond excited to have Smiley for this flight, we were ecstatic when the winds swept us over Caesar's Creek.  It is amazing that every flight has allowed us to explore new territories.” 

— October 2012

“We wanted to send a personal thank you to Captain Ron and Gretchen (and her balloon chasing family!).  Both were very professional yet personable.  They put our friends at ease from the minute we arrived.  Hats off to Ron and his "Laying down on the job landing!" --Absolutely loved it!  Please send our regards.” 

— October 2012

“We also wanted to send a thank you to Kelly.  We had to reschedule three times due to weather, and every time she was patient, friendly, and incredibly organized.”

— October 2012

“The ballooning experience was incredible.  The pilot and chase team are very professional, knowledgeable and friendly.  Made us feel like we were part of their team. The flight was peaceful and smooth.  There is nothing like experiencing the world's canvas from a Bella Balloon…we will do this again!!! Thanks again for a memorable experience.  Please thank Ron Terranova and the chase crew…..top notch.”  

— Patrick H. - September 2012

“We had a wonderful flight, our pilot Ron was great, the weather was perfect. The flight was so peaceful and bordered on the transcendent. Our only question is when can we go again! Thanks again!”  

— Paul & LuAnn J. - September 2012

“Pinky and I enjoyed the balloon ride soooooo much.  It was everything we had hoped for and more.  It was fabulous.  Mike and Craig were the best - explaining every move to us and our family, answering all of our questions and sharing knowlege with us about ballooning.  The ride was beautiful and smooth.  We could see for miles.  We would recommend Bella Balloon rides to everyone.  If you ever get the chance to take a balloon ride please do it -- it is something you will never forget or stop talking about.  Thanks Bella Balloons for a wonderful experience and fun ride.”  

— Pinky and Judy B. - July 2012

"Awesome Time! You guys did a fantastic job."  

— Ryan and Sheri S. - March 2012

“The staff at Bella Balloons was professional and courteous from reservation to champagne toast. The flight itself was exciting, peaceful and informative. I had a great experience and would recommend Bella Balloons to anyone looking to have a great time!”  

— Sean D. - August 2012

 “Louis is off to the military academy at West point NY.  He had a great time with his girlfriend and has a “happy” memory he can think back on as he is going through basic training where happy times will be few and far between” 

— Shawn K. - June 2012

“Thank you for making dad's 80th birthday wish come true by going up, up and away in your beautiful blue balloon!!! We had an incredible ride with you as our captain/tour guide, from start to finish.  And to top it off, the weather and view were amazing!  He can't stop talking about how much fun it was. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful memory!”  

— Shelly C. - September 2012

“Bella Balloons was an amazing experience!  I surprised my husband with a balloon ride for his 30th Birthday.  I wanted to give him a birthday he would remember, and I think Bella Balloons helped me achieve this goal.  I would (and already have) recommend this company to family and friends!” 

— Stacey M. - August 2012

“My husband  had a great flight yesterday evening.  It was a totally unique experience - one in which he hopes to try again in the future - like a sunrise balloon liftoff, or one after snow has fallen!!!  He was impressed with the staff, the ride, and everything about his adventure for his 60th birthday.  Thanks again for everything you all did to make his birthday a momentous occasion.”   

— Stephanie L.  - August 2012

“Thank you for the awesome balloon ride that my son, Shawn, and I went on last evening.  It was more than I had anticipated.  This was a retirement gift from the people that I worked with, which made it even more special and to have my entire family there with them chasing the balloon is something I will never forget.  I would highly recommend Bella Balloons to anyone that was contemplating a balloon ride.  Everyone made it fun and we learned a lot about the history of ballooning.  All I can say is that it was breathtaking and awesome!" 

— Sue A. - September 2012

“My sister and I were excited but a little nervous before the flight, but it was such an awesome experience. We had a great time!!”  

— Terri S. - July 2012

“What a great experience! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our ride and appreciated the professionalism displayed by you and your staff. From Ron, our pilot, to the ground crew everyone was so pleasant and well organized. Right down to the post-flight toast. Well done!”  

— Terry F. - July 2012

“Flight was great, even better than we expected.” 

— Terry M. - September 2012

"We had a wonderful time. The balloon pilot and chase team did a great job.  We would highly recommend them!"  

— Terry P.  - August 2012

"Thanks to Bella Balloons and Mike, our pilot, for making our flight a GREAT experience.  My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  It was the BEST birthday gift one can receive." 

— Tina S - April 2012

“My wife and I had an outstanding time on our balloon ride and really enjoyed the entire experience.  Never having flown in a balloon before, we didn’t know exactly what to expect.  Ron, our pilot, and Dave, our ground crew, did a great job of explaining what we would be doing and putting our minds at ease.  They were exceptionally polite, safety conscious, professional, courteous, and a lot of fun.  We really enjoyed being “part of the team” and getting to pitch in and do our part.  It was one of the coolest things that we’ve done together and we would recommend Bella Balloons to anyone.  Thanks a ton and keep up the good work!” 

— Tom B. - October 2012

"You guys are amazing! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience J"  

— Zach W. and Martina B. - March 2012