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Come take a flight with Indiana Hot Air Balloon Rides by SkyHigh Aerial Promotions LLCIndiana Balloon Rides by SkyHigh Aerial Promotions LLC is a full-service professional hot air balloon company located in Carmel, Indiana offering balloon rides,  flight instruction for student and private hot air balloon pilots seeking their FAA private or commercial hot air balloon certification, and corporate hot air balloon advertising and promotional program services.


Owner/Chief Pilot – Bernard “BJ” Sullivan


Your pilot, BJ Sullivan, has been around ballooning from the time he was a young child. His interest in ballooning stems back to the  time he was around the age of ten, watching  balloons soar aloft during the Adirondack Balloon Festival in his home state of New  York.

At the mere age of 14, BJ attained his student pilot certificate to begin training and by the time he was 20 years old he was certified to fly passengers and owned his first passenger carrying balloon. During the Winter of 2009, BJ was hired at an interactive history park in Fishers, Indiana to manage and fly a 30 –  passenger tethered helium balloon, and very quickly adjusted from the New  York to Hoosier lifestyle. Currently, BJ is working full-time as a Sales Director in Software Sales in Indianapolis in addition to running SkyHigh Aerial Promotions.

With a perfect safety record in both hot air and gas balloons and 16+ years of ballooning experience, you will find flying with BJ to not only be a memorable and enjoyable experience, but most of all, a safe experience!

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