July 28-30 2017

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ

1-800-HOT-AIR-9

Countdown to Festival Fun!

 

Until the 2017
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!

 

 

Purple Bee - Left
2016 Balloon Right 2

Simba - The Lion

NEW LION SHAPED BALLOON ROARS INTO THE SKY!
 
The king of the jungle will be the king of the skies over Central New Jersey when the new Simba the Lion special shaped hot air balloon makes his first-ever flights in America at this year’s Festival.
 
The 85-foot-tall balloon is shaped like a lion’s head, complete with a brown mane and a regal red and yellow crown. The 105,000 cubic foot balloon can hold 3 passengers in addition to the pilot.
 
Simba was built in Belgium in 2010 to create awareness and help stop the poaching of lions.
 
The balloon is piloted by Jacob Vaillancourt from Quebec. The balloon is owned and operated by Todd Monahan of SunKiss Ballooning of Glen Falls, NY. Todd started flying in 2006 and has flown here at the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank since 2007.
 
Todd has flown many different special shaped balloons and traditional sport balloons all over the world including Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. His passion for ballooning goes back to when he was 5 years old attending a local festival near his childhood home.

Click below to book your ticket to see Simba and all of our other balloons this summer!

We are always searching the globe for the newest and most exciting special shaped hot air balloons

View all of our 2017 shapes, HERE!