Kevin Flanagan

Since 1984, Kevin has been living his passion: flying balloons. What started out as a gift for his 21st birthday has become a life-long adventure, sharing the joy of ballooning with people from all over the world.

While Kevin's home base is Phoenix, Arizona, he has flown balloons across the country and globe in places like the Napa Valley, France, Switzerland, England, and most recently Fiji. Kevin is an avid storyteller, treating each passenger as though they were an old friend. 

In addition to his ride business, Kevin is an active balloon instructor and sought-after corporate advertising pilot. Some of Kevin's corporate clients include:

  • Dodge
  • Wendy's
  • The NFL (Superbowl balloons)
  • The WB
  • Chick-Fil-A

Kevin takes immense pride in sharing the sport of ballooning with you. Whether you're interested in taking a ride, thinking about earning your pilot's license, or need a dynamic pilot for your hot air balloon promotion, look no further: fly with Kevin. 


My father once told me that if you find something you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life. I haven’t had a job in 30 years.
— Kevin Flanagan

 Pilot Kevin Flanagan getting ready for a hot air balloon ride.

Pilot Kevin Flanagan getting ready for a hot air balloon ride.

 Kevin Flanagan is inflating a hot air balloon before a ride in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Kevin Flanagan is inflating a hot air balloon before a ride in Phoenix, Arizona.