Hot Air Captain Jeff Knows Best - How to Fly Balloons over Florida

The man we decided to write about clearly ranks among the best balloonists in the US. He is the current reigning Florida State Hot Air Balloon Champion. He has spent thousands of hours in the air around all the US. Each flight he blends his enthusiasm for flight with his vast flight experience and precision control. proudly presents Captain Jeff A. Thompson, the owner of Thompson Aire ballooning company.
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Thompson Aire specializes in flying balloons in the Disney World area of Orlando, Florida. Its founder, Jeff A.Thompson, is a chief pilot and instructor. The company also employs several other experienced flying Captains with average of 30 years practice.

Captain Jeff A. Thompson

Capt Thompson is probably the most experienced hot air balloon pilot in the Orlando area. Earning his pilots certification at age of 16, Captain Jeff A Thompson's life ambition has always been of a fantastic balloon flight. He has been flying passengers for over 30 years and has been a full time ride pilot for over 20 years. As a resident of Florida for over18 years, his knowledge of the area is an education in itself. His skills as a pilot will simply astound and amaze you. There are others you can fly with but very few with the passion and expertise as Thompson Aire. Jeff has been licensed to fly balloons for over 35 years but he´s passionate about flying his entire life. 

Hot Air Balloon Flights operated by Thompson Aire are conducted 7 days a week at sunrise. Since their flying area is around the Disney World area their traditional meeting point is near the main entrance to Disney World. It is at the Maingate Lakeside Resort, about 1,8 miles from the main entrance to Disney World on Highway 192.   

They currently operate balloons that holds between 4 and 6 passengers and operates 7 days a week in the Disney World area of Orlando Florida. recommends Thompson Aire services as highly professional. You can get a lot of advice and comprehensive information about ballooning not just at the company´s website but also on many instructional videos.

Thompson Aire Inc. , 13825 Avalon Rd. (SR545), Winter Garden Florida 34787, USA.  Tel. 407-421-9322    For adittional information you can go to  or .

Source: Thompson Aire website and FB profile  Thanks to Jeff A. Thompson.  All images are property of Thompson Aire Inc. Copyrights strictly applied.  Video: Youtube  Text: Thomas

10. 9. 2013
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