About Us

Balloon Impressions is a family-operated business that has provided hundreds of hot air balloon rides and tethers in the Cincinnati area since 1988.

Charlie Mays, the owner/operator of Balloon Impressions, has been an FAA certified hot air balloon pilot for more than twenty years. He has provided hundreds of passenger rides and tethers; and has participated in numerous hot air ballooning events, including the Buffalo Trace Balloon Race, which is held annually in Maysville, Kentucky, and Middletown, Ohio's MidFirst Ohio Challenge, where Charlie is listed among the pilots.

Miss Niagara

Midfirst Ohio Challenge

Miss Niagara
2008 Buffalo Trace Balloon Race
Maysville, KY
FAA Registered Aircraft

At Balloon Impressions you will find the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment in the ballooning industry. Your hot air balloon ride will always be conducted by an FAA certified pilot with several years of flying experience. We take great pride in maintaining a perfect safety record.

Member of the Balloon Federation of America Balloon Impressions is a member of the Balloon Federation of America.