Between the International Balloon Festival and me, well, it's a real family affair! Being a native of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, it is with pleasure and pride that I accept this year the honor of being the ambassador for the 31st anniversary of the festival that I grew up with!

Joey Scarpellino

How long does the flight last?

A flight lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour depending of the weather at the real takeoff time. As a passenger, you should plan up to 3 or 4 hours of your time for the duration of the whole activity (meeting your pilot, preparing the equipment for the inflation, take-off, flight, landing, store away the equipment, traditional ceremony and back to the starting point.)