The Adirondacks’ have a “New” hot air balloon!

Hot air Balloon business Guru Balloon, expands their base of operations in Orlando, Florida to a 2nd location in Up-State New York!

I see it as a perfect fit for West Mountain Ski Resort and Guru Balloon. Our commercial balloon operation is in the outdoor marketing business if we are  flying a corporate banner, performing passenger rides or both.

It’s not a question of “If ” the colorful ball in the sky attracts the countless eye to it… It’s more a matter of “How” it lifts the viewer and their prospective. Do they desire to take flight or bring their business’s branding to new light? There are some but very few who take fright, only soon discover is their fear serves them little use if you can’t get up, around, and over it and how pleased they are when they discover that with the magic of a balloon, they can overcome it.

A hot air balloon’s Kinetic energy is capable of matching creativity in a place where the the sky is not the limit! We look forward to the opportunity to share our uplifting energy while providing the very best service to our passengers and businesses alike.

“To the Sky we Fly in search of our limitless future.”

Adam C. Carusone | #guruballoon 
FAA Certified Commercial Pilot – LTA Balloon

Hot Air Balloon Flight Instructor – LEARN to FLY!!

Macaw Guru Balloon at 407.758.7007

Scarlet Macawd and asked us to Flock

The Scarlet Macaw

The habitat of Scarlet Macaws is considered to be the greatest latitudinal range for any bird in the genus Ara,as the estimated maximum territorial range covers 6,700,000 km². Nevertheless, the Scarlet macawa’s habitat is fragmented, and colonies of the bird are mostly confined to tiny populations scattered throughout Central and South America.

However, in this 2011 photo taken by fellow Pilot Doug Cleghorn.  Scarlet Macaws flock with Balloon of Feather as seen here together in Orlando, Florida. Please  join Pilot  Adam Carusone of Guru Balloon and discover the largest open museum of nature and experience for yourself our special journey into the Heavens where birds of a feather, flock together.

Hope to see you real soon. For more information on booking your flight, just pick up your phone and Macaw 407.758.7007



Call us to Fly 407.758.7007

Guru Balloon will be providing passenger rides at South Carolina’s Highest-Flying Celebration;  “Freedom Weekend Aloft” Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – It was announced today that the 30th annual Freedom Weekend Aloft festival (FWA) will return to Heritage Park in Simpsonville, S.C., over Memorial Day weekend. The festival will paint the Upstate’s skyline with majestic, multicolored hot air balloons from May 27 – 30, 2011, thanks to a continued partnership with Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS).

FWA is nationally recognized for its signature hot air balloons and four-day concert series held in Heritage Park’s Charter Amphitheatre.

Guru Balloon is excited to have the opportunity to be performing at this years event. FAA Certified Commercial- LTA Pilot Adam Carusone and Crew Chief Jana Krajnakova will be providing Passenger Rides, Tether Rides, and instructional demonstrations, wind and weather permitting.  To secure your opportunity to Fly in this year’s Freedom Weekend Aloft with Guru Balloon simply purchase your $175.00 per passenger,boarding pass at the following link FREEDOM FLIGHTS with Guru Balloon.  Don’t Hesitate to Elevate!  Call Now if you have questions 407.758.7007.

Concert Series “This year’s list of artists is exciting and ranges from country to 90s to reggae to performers back by popular demand,” said Simpsonville Mayor Dennis Waldrop. “We feel confident that we have something for everyone and the 2011 concert series will not disappoint. Keep in mind that the acts we are sharing today represent only a partial list as we will be announcing additional concerts very soon.”

The current concert lineup is as follows:











Also returning for an encore performance is the Purple People Eater hot air balloon. Festival goers should keep an eye to the sky as this fun, whimsical balloon is sure to fly by with bulging eyes, spider-like arms, large, pointed ears and a mischievous grin. Rest assured that he is a gentle giant and his only goal is to bring smiles to all who see him fly by! Another unique balloon, High Chair, will be piloted by 83-year-old Mike Erhler from Kentucky. Erhler’s unusual balloon design “landed” him on the cover of Popular Mechanics magazine in 1975.

In addition to the daily hot air balloon ascensions and non-stop concerts, attendees are invited to participate in the second annual Freedom Ride and Freedom 5K.

The Freedom Ride will take place Saturday, May 14 at 8 a.m. Cyclists of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and can choose to ride eight, 25 or even 65 miles. All three rides start and end at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital.

Taking place on Saturday, May 28 at 8 a.m., the Freedom 5K is open to runners and walkers of all athletic abilities. The 3.1-mile course will take participants through the 90-acre festival grounds as the morning skyline fills with hot air balloons. Participants will also enjoy two musical acts along the route.
Individuals can register online for both events at Registered participants will receive a run/ride T-shirt plus one free FWA admission ticket, parking pass and admittance to Sunday’s VIP area. Exclusively for Freedom Ride and Freedom 5K participants, the VIP area will provide an area to enjoy the concerts, balloons and offer great door prizes including a chance to win a hot air balloon flight!

In the spirit of Memorial Day, Freedom Ride and Freedom 5K participants can choose to run, walk or cycle in celebration of a friend or family member who has served or is currently serving in the military.

Organizers continue to expand the event’s activities and offerings to ensure that FWA is not a spectator-only event, but an event where those attending can get involved and participate in a myriad of family-friendly activities. Lacrosse will return for 2011, with an anticipated 10 teams competing in FWA’s second annual showcase tournament. In addition to the national disc dog competition, there will now be an agility dog demonstration with performances by top teams from throughout the Southeast.

Now you can take FWA wherever you go with the FREE Freedom Weekend Mobile application that is available for Apple iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and various Android mobile devices created by FWA sponsor LightingHammer ( The application was designed to be an extension of the website so visitors could take Freedom Weekend Aloft “on-the-go”.

Features include:

  • Live event news and information
  • View the Event Schedule including concerts, times, locations, and event details
  • Get instant weather information for Simpsonville as well as live weather updates provided by Freedom Weekend Aloft via twitter.
  • View event locations on an interactive map including parking areas, balloon launch zone, and Amphitheater concerts.
    • Touch any event location to get turn by turn directions on GPS enabled devices
  • See what’s being said about @FreedomWeekend on twitter.
  • Coming Soon!!!!…Check-in to Freedom Weekend Aloft via Gowalla…View who is “checked in” to Freedom Weekend Aloft and view photos.

BI-LO will continue as Presenting Sponsor and organizers hinted that future announcements will focus on first-evers’, biggest-evers’ and much more.

As in previous years, FWA will be tobacco-free between noon and 5 p.m. daily, and Hillcrest Memorial Hospitalwill be on-site to provide first aid. The 2011 event will continue an all-inclusive general admission policy including all amphitheater concerts, viewing of hot air balloon ascensions, disc dogs, acoustic stage, Family Fun Zone and more. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at all BI-LO locations and can be purchased for $5 from April 18-30 or $7.50 between May 1 and 26.  For more information, please visit

Grammy Award Winning Reporter Scott Fais takes flight with Guru Balloon

News13 | Florida On A Tankful | Guru Balloon



By Scott Fais, Feature Reporter News13 – Bay News9
TV – Video

The serenity of dawn serves as a canvas for miracle of flight. ”We perform morning flights out here, based on good weather and safety first,” pilot Adam Carusone.

At daybreak in south Lake County, the sounds of cattle in the distance accompany great anticipation. “It’s the oldest form of aviation known to mankind,” remarks Balloon Pilot Mark Roberson. Both Adam and Mark are pilots, yet their cockpits are baskets.

“It’s a rather simple form of flight.  There are very few mechanical things that can go wrong, Adam explained while setting up his hot air balloon. Central Florida is home to a community of ballooning enthusiasts.

Adam’s company, Guru Balloon, offers morning sight-seeing tours. “Because we take off at sunrise and land before most people go to work, most of them don’t even know it exists,” he said while instructing me to hold open the balloon’s envelope, the inflation fan begins to fill our balloon.

Within minutes, the colorful globe fights to be airborne. “You lift off very gently,” Mark said in preparation.  ”The majority of the people don’t even know, you’re lifting off. “Loaded up and ready to fly… it happens;  the moment when earth’s gravitational pull melts away…. and we’re free floating.

“We’re moving with the wind,” Adam says. Like a sailing ship crossing the Atlantic, we’re now sailing three dimensionally across the sky. At just 11 miles per hour, it feels like we’re suspended in time.

“You’re floating like a bubble in the sky,” Mark says with a grin. My ears start popping as we gently climb to 18-hundred feet during our 45-minute adventure over Lake, Orange and Osceola Counties.

“There are tons of people taking our photos right now,” Adam says.  ”It’s not something everyone sees every day. “From this point-of-view, the hustle and bustle slows down and the problems of the world… seem far away.

“You see a lot of good from up here,” Adam concludes.

To see a video version of this story, click on the video icon above.

Hot Air Ballooning
Up, Up and Away! Guru Balloon launches at sunrise for one wake up call you’ll wish you had every morning.

Four Corners
West of I-4, South of Clermont
Lake, Orange, Osceola Counties.

Changes according to sunrise.  Expect to arrive 90 minutes before Sunrise.

$170.00  per passenger


Departure Address:
Comfort Suites Maingate
7888 W Irlo Bronson Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34747

GPS Longitude & Latitude:
Latitude: 28.343103,
Longitude: -81.601639

Latitude:N 28° 20′ 32.5649″
Longitude:W 81° 36′ 6.8749″


Passengers will leave their vehicles in the Comfort Suites Maingate lot and travel to the selected starting point inside a chartered van. After landing, passengers will be driven back to the Hotel.

Drive Times:
From Downtown Orlando: 25 Minutes
From Downtown Tampa: 1 hour, 15 Minutes


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