Rainbow Ryders


Rainbow Ryders, Inc. continues as the premier and largest hot air balloon business serving the Southwest for over 30 years offering scenic hot air balloon rides daily in Albuquerque and Phoenix / Scottsdale.Scott Appelman is the founder and president of Rainbow Ryders, Inc.- the largest balloon ride business in New Mexico and Arizona – and one of the largest in the United States.In 1984, Scott established Rainbow Ryders, Inc. a commercial hot air balloon company offering balloon rides, tethers and balloon glows, corporate balloon promotions, instruction and all sales aspects of hot air ballooning.Balloon Ride Safety is Our Top PriorityRainbow Ryders operates 20 balloons year round launching over 1950 hot air balloon flights per year. Rainbow Ryders’ pilots have flown in 45 states and managed events in Chihuahua and Guadalajara, Mexico.We fly the finest commercial ballooning equipment and our safety record reflects excellent piloting and decision making.Rainbow Ryders is fully licensed and insured. Our hot air balloon pilots have flown over 23,000 hours carrying more than 220,000 Rainbow Ryders passengers.Rainbow Ryders’ balloon pilots are FAA certified and have over 180 years combined experience.


1725 W Williams Dr Ste 39 Bldg D
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
United States

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