Online sales will close TONIGHT Aug 12th at MIDNIGHT Pacific Time for both Symbiosis Gathering at Big Summitt Prairie Ranch, and Oregon Solarfest in Madras.  Tickets will be available onsite for scenic flights and tethered flights at the passenger check-in tents at each site.  There probably will not be any WIFI available to process credit cards, all sales onsite will be CASH only.

SYMBIOSIS GATHERING AT BIG SUMMIT PRAIRIE RANCH is the Seven Day Music Experience, event being held 45 miles East of Prineville, Oregon in the Ochoco National Forest from August 17th to August 23rd, 2017.  Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flights and Tethered Rides will be offered each morning at 6:00 a.m. starting on Thursday August 17th and continuing to Wednesday August 23rd at the Big Summit Prairie Ranch.  We will have 10 balloons offering Scenic Flights on all seven mornings and 2-3 balloons offering tethered rides each of the seven mornings.  You will be able to capture magnificent views of the surrounding meadows, mountains and forest, as well as the festival grounds.  PASSENGERS will meet at 5:15 each morning at the passenger check in tent.  Please review the FAQ for more information.

OREGON SOLAR FEST 2017, being held in conjunction with NASA, are providing an educational, as well as a Music Festival.  This second and somewhat smaller festival, is being held  just Northwest of the City of Madras, Oregon.  This Festival will be for five days, starting Thursday August 17th, and will continue through Monday August 21st, 2017.  We will be offering Scenic Flights on Thursday through Sunday mornings, with each launch planned for 6 a.m.  Passengers will need to meet at the passenger check in tent at 5:30 a.m.  If you still need to purchase a flight ticket, there will be a few available each day onsite.

Tethered Flights will be available every morning from Thursday August 17th through Monday August 21st at two locations.  Tethered balloons will be available at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, and at the Solar City Complex.   Tethered Flights will start at 7 a.m. each morning and will continue as long as the weather conditions are safe and the balloons have fuel.  If you need tickets for a Tethered Flight you can purchase them at the Passenger Check in tent each morning at the tether site.

Your view from the Madras location will be snow capped Oregon Cascade Mountains, beautiful farm fields, a natural gorge, the event grounds and the local community of Madras.

Visit our Symbiosis Gathering Big Summit Prairie Flights or Oregon Solar Fest 2017 Flights tab, to view the flights available at each location.  There will be a very limited number of Scenic Flights available for purchase onsite.  Tethered Flights will be available for purchase onsite every morning.