Breathing Fire

Since 1983, HOT FUN has specialized in FIRST CLASS hot air balloon flights, primarily in Southern Maine.  We also offer consulting and technical initiation of corporate balloon campaigns, practical tutorials for prospective “flying sailboat” owners, and general flight lessons.


Our chief pilot, Joe Shevenell, has logged over 2,000 hours of flight time in balloons.  Prior to flying balloons he captained and crewed large ocean racing sailboats worldwide.  Joe was the pilot-in-command of an AEROSTAR S-60A balloon owned by the country music duo Kix BROOKS & Ronnie DUNN for twelve years, until their retirement.  Captain Joe brings a healthy respect for and reliable knowledge of wind, weather, and the challenges of professional ballooning.


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Our site is broken into a few sections to make your visit easier and more efficient.

Flight Details A brief overview of our flights, including rates.

Special Flights An invitation to create your dream adventure!

Calendar Just that! Up-to-date!

Gift Certificates Give a truly special gift!

Contact Contact us for flight reservations, questions, etc.

Links Suggested accommodations, aviation links, music, etc.


Some may take you for a ride - We specialize in FIRST-CLASS flights!