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The History of Hot Air Balloons

Laurie Givin - Friday, August 19, 2016
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17th Annual Flag City Balloonfest

Laurie Givin - Friday, July 22, 2016
We couldn't be more excited to join in for the Flag City Balloonfest at Emory Adams Park in Findlay, Ohio for another year!! We've had so much fun in the past and we really hope that you all can make it out to join the fun!  Read More

Upcoming Group

Laurie Givin - Friday, June 24, 2016
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Bond With Your Dad

Laurie Givin - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Take Your Mom On A Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Laurie Givin - Thursday, May 05, 2016


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Brian's Trip to Phoenix: Certifying New Hot Air Balloon Pilots

Laurie Givin - Tuesday, April 12, 2016



This last week, Phoenix, AZ was filled with hot air balloon students looking to take their private and commercial check rides. Although there are hundreds of FAA examiners licensed to provide check rides for airplane pilots, very few are certified to be a flight examiner for hot air balloon pilots. In the western half of the United States, there are only two-- one in California and one in Utah. Brian Trapp, a dedicated examiner from Ohio, traveled to Phoenix to give check rides for five students. Brian has over 4,500 hours in balloons, and has been flying since 1983.  Read More

Why Is Gentle Breeze an Awesome Hot Air Balloon Company?

Laurie Givin - Monday, February 29, 2016

I cannot give this company or the flight team enough praise! Our pilot, Brian, was absolutely wonderful with a great sense of humor! He really eased our nerves & to my surprise... helped eased my fiancé's nerves enough so he could propose! Yes, he popped the question, in the air & Laurie (Brian's wife) was beyond amazing with helping my fiancé plan, prep & succeed in creating a flawless proposal. I highly recommend this incredible duo!! Read More

The Best & Worst Weather for Hot Air Balloons

Laurie Givin - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Before we fly our majestic, floating giants, we always check on the weather. And we mean ALWAYS. The weather is THE most important factor when it comes to flying a hot air balloon because the safety of our riders and pilots come first!  Read More

The Lowdown on Hot Air Balloons

Laurie Givin - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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"Hot" Holiday Specials

Laurie Givin - Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Anyone out there looking for a super unique gift to get for your loved ones this holiday season?! We have an idea for you!! Read More

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