Welcome to Wander Aloft Ballooning!

Flights for all occasions.

About us

Wander Aloft Ballooning LLC - 8633 River Canyon Dr. - Fort Wayne, IN 46835

260-485-8490 - Email: info@wanderaloftballooning.com

Albuquerque 2013 with our German friends

Larry and Valerie became interested in hot air ballooning after they attended a local balloon event in 1980. Soon they were crewing for a local pilot. In 1982, Larry earned a FAA certified Private Pilot hot air balloon rating and continued his training to receive his Commercial Pilot rating in 1985.

Larry is also an experimental balloon builder.

We have flown in events throughout the United States including Regional and National Championships, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, Rainbow Weekend Aloft in Steamboat Springs, CO, Balloons over the Falls in Niagara Falls, Huntington Heritage Days, Angola Aloft, Blueberry Festival and many other balloon events in the tri-state area.

In 2004, our ballooning adventures took us to Germany to fly at "Ballooning with Friends" in the beautiful village of Sonnenbuhl in south central Germany in the Schwabisch Alps. We fell in love with the area and returned four more times. In 2010 and 2013 we participated in the Warsteiner Wintermontgolfiade in Bad Hindelang, Bavaria. Many thanks to our good friends Gunther Binder, Harry and Astrid Roland, Jack, Carola, and Lena Peter for making our trips to Germany possible!