Ballooning Adventures of Texas, Inc.,
is a full-service balloon company in Houston, Texas
owned and operated by Phil Bryant.
Phil has been flying aircraft since 1963 and has over 5300 hours of pilot-in-command time. In addition to his hot air balloon and Gas Balloon ratings, Phil holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with single and multi-engine instrument airplanes as well. The Balloon repair facility is near Fulshear, TX. The address is 10622 Hidden Lake Lane, Richmond, TX 77469.
The Office is located at 518 Texas Star Drive, Richmond, Texas 77469. All mail, parts, shipments are received at this location. The phone number is 713-299-5179.
Phil operates the commercial hot air balloons. We fly hot air balloons in rallies nationwide entering competitions and representing major corporations to the public using Hot Air Balloons. Ballooning Adventures of Texas operates pilot training classes and ground school for balloon pilots. Currently Ballooning Adventures of Texas does not provide passenger rides for the public.
Ballooning Adventures of Texas, Inc. offers Flight Instruction, Ground School, Maintenance, Promotions, and Sales and Service. For more information, please contact Phil at (713)299-5179
In August of 2015 Philip Bryant, Pilot and Clay Wilson, CoPilot competed in the Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race in Pau, France. The flight ended after leak was discovered in the balloon. We landed safely directly on the Prime Meridian. The competitive ranking was last place. This link will allow you to read about the event and also observe the official scores and rankings.
Festival del Globos in Leon, Mexico
This year, 2015, is the 14th Anniversary of this event and they want it again to be special. Pilot and Spectator Safety is the main theme.
This event has become an important and significant international event as well as the most significant economical event each year for the city of Leon.
If you are interested in attending in 2016, you are encouraged to register using the new website for this event at any time. Complete instructions are on the registration website. www.balloonfestivalregistration.com
Americas Challenge - 2015
Air Apparent II is an experimental hydrogen gas balloon now being used for competitive flying. This is a Padelt PHY-37 with very advanced features. The basket is ultralight with fiber carbon floor and bed, the load ring is made of titanium, the balance of the gear may be considered ballast.
This balloon was flown in the Americas Challenge 2013, where we placed 2nd overall. In 2014, unfortunately we were headed toward some thunderstorms where we decided to land on the second morning. We placed 5th over all. In 2015, the entire event was cancelled by unsafe weather. It is hoped to make some flights from Houston this year in this balloon and do well in the Americas Challenge. If you are interested in participating in gas ballooning please let me know. The BFA Gas Division is also encouraging local gas balloon enthusiast to join a local club where the sport will be exposed to anyone who is interested. Please stay tuned. Our next adventure will the the Americas Challenge launching from Albuquerque on the first weekend in October.
Launch of the Gas Balloon - Calvin
The Hydrogen Gas Balloon, Calvin, departed the shop at approximately 7:50PM on 8/4/2010 for an overnight flight into the heart of Texas. This was the first Gas Balloon flight in the State of Texas since 1927. Sincere thanks to all the Houston balloonists and friends who showed up to help and watch.
The flight was spectacular as most all gas flights are. We slowly moved up toward College Station then as the sun came up, swung around to a more easterly direction landing between Bedias and Montgomery, TX.
Philip Bryant and Andy Cayton are flying Calvin in the 58th Coupe Aeronautiqe Gordon Bennett in Vichy, France with Opening Ceremony on August 29 and launch on August 30, 2014. The flight terminated near Abruzzo, Italy after a beautiful track over the Mediterranian sea.
We represent Lindstrand Balloons USA, the makers of the worlds finest Hot Air Balloons. Lindstrand Balloons USA offers a complete selection of balloons, designs, colors, baskets, burners, and any special corporate logos for the most particular advertising program. We specialize in helping you develop your corporate balloon program by designing a balloon that fits your requirements. We will produce for your individual program complete color renderings, specifications, and pricing at no cost to you. Please call or email us for details.
Please visit the Lindstrand Balloons website, you can see that color is what we do best. We can produce any balloon you can dream of. You may go to the Lindstrand Balloonos USA website with the link below.