Our family comprises a great team, offering you a personal touch and an unforgettable experience on your Napa Valley hot air balloon adventure. Jayson, Jay, Gretchen, and Jared invite you to fly with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides!
The Kimball Family ballooning history goes back to the 1970s when Napa Valley was beginning to develop as a destination for wonderful wine and great restaurants. Tourism was on the rise and so were the first hot air balloon Napa companies! Jay Kimball was one of the first pioneers of commercial ballooning in Napa Valley and all will agree that Jay took ballooning to “new heights.” Jay opened up new flight corridors in Lake Tahoe, Del Mar, Ca. and San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Adventure was just over the next horizon and the Kimball Family found many horizons to explore. Gretchen, Jayson and Jared jumped aboard the balloons with their father, Jay, and developed a deep understanding of the skills needed to find wind currents and landing spots. Jayson has been flying commercially since his 18th birthday, which was back in 1995. Gretchen began her commercial piloting in 1999 and Jared is flying in his spare time, while handling the marketing and special events for the company. The Kimball Family loves Napa Valley and enjoys sharing their stories and limitless knowledge of this spectacular valley with their guests aboard the balloons. There really is no better way to experience the magnificence of the Valley than from the vantage point of a hot air balloon. We invite you to come share this special experience with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides.