Rise Above the Rest with Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot Air Balloon Ride Company. Join us as we fly with soft winds through clear skies over North Phoenix. Your adventure begins before sunrise when you meet our Pilots and Crew. After checking in, we will head out to our launch site and from there you will have the opportunity to become involved "hands on" as a crew-member, helping with the balloon inflation. If taking in the scenery is more your style, simply enjoy the view around you and take pictures as the stunning balloon comes alive. Every flight begins with a briefing and safety demonstration as your pilot operates propane-burning motors that slowly inflate the 100-foot-tall gentle giant and then it's up and away! You will embark upon a journey of uniqueness and take delight in breathtaking views while floating through the skies and sending greetings to those, earthbound below. After landing you will enjoy a celebratory toast - a tradition dating back over 200 years by early French balloonists - post flight food catered by Wildflower Bread Co. and be presented with a flight certificate to conclude your safe and memorable adventure. Our FAA certified pilots have over 150 years combined experience with over 15,000 hours of balloon flight time. We have safely flown over 190,000 passengers in our 31 years of business and are the OFFICIAL and ONLY Hot Air Balloon Ride Operator of the World's Largest Balloon Event.