“It's not the flying I love so much, its changing the way people think for a moment while they are up in the air. I also enjoy taking the handicap and the blind up. When they sometimes feel they cannot do it, we make it happen. We all need to step out of the box once and a while of day to day life!”
- James Lawson -
James Lawson is an experience pilot and instructor that has been flying all types of aircraft since he was 16 years old. He has flown hot air balloons in Mallorca Spain, Hawaii and Albuquerque, New Mexico. In fact, he is one of 24 pilots in the nation that is allowed to fly passengers in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Sky’s the Limit operates various colorful balloons from 130,000 Cubic Feet to 225,000 cubic feet in size, and the largest one can accommodate up to 12 passengers.
Del Mar Coastal Champagne Evening Adventure
You will be flown over the beautiful Southern California coastline and its gorgeous sunset, surrounded by the multimillion dollar homes of the rich and famous such as "Bill and Melinda Gates", and the luxurious golf courses of Del Mar, are the highlights of Sky’s the Limit evening balloon adventure. On a beautiful day, you can catch glimpses of the mountains of Mexico, Catalina Island, La Jolla, Point Loma and Palomar Observatory.
Santa Barbara Wine Country Morning Adventure
Highlights of Sky’s the Limit morning balloon adventure include floating over the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley wine country with majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands, Cachuma Lake and the nearby historic towns of Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Maria and Paso Robles.
Solvang - Santa Barbara Wine Country Flight and Wine Tasting Tour
A once in a lifetime experience you will never forget! Soar to new heights with Sky’s the Limit daily morning Santa Barbara balloon ride and capture views over the Beautiful Wine Country surrounded by Transverse Mountain Ranges, the Channel Islands, Lake Cachuma and the historic towns of Solvang, Los Olivos, Buellton, Santa Maria and Paso Robles.
Following your morning balloon flight, experience the beautiful wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley with Sky’s the Limit wine tasting tour which includes visiting two wonderful tasting rooms, tasting fees and transportation to and from the Santa Ynez Valley airport.
Normal flights for sightseeing are about an hour in length or six miles in distance depending on the particular winds of the day. The entire adventure takes about three hours from meeting time until you are returned to your vehicle. More information can be found on Sky’s the Limit official websites www.santabarbaraballoonrides.com & www.sandiegoballoonrides.com.
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