Eastern Iowa’s Family Ballooning Connection

Buzzards Glory Balloon Company

Buzzards Glory in-flight

Welcome to Hot Air Ballooning!

Buzzards Glory Balloon Company provides fun, family oriented hot air balloon rides for all occasions.  Flying the skies over Cedar Rapids for over 30 years, Buzzards Glory was founded by Peter O. Stamats to share his love of ballooning with others.

A balloon ride is a magical experience to be enjoyed by all.   Rides make wonderful memories for:  engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, retirements or just for fun.  Companies use rides as sales incentives, drawings at picnics or for other company events.  With over 30 years of experience we’ve flown for just about every occasion imaginable.  We have many satisfied customers and even repeat customers.

You may have seen Buzzards Glory balloons flying over the skies of the greater Cedar Rapids area.  Some of the balloons that have graced Buzzards Glory include  WMT, MNB, Firstar, McLeod USA.  For those most recent in the skies are Swamp Fox, Beachball, Buzzards Glory and Blackie.

Schedule a ride today!  We fly morning and evening, weather permitting.  Our pilots look forward to help you create a lasting memory.  Gift certificates are available. 

To contact us:


340 Rosedale Rd SE

Cedar Rapids IA  52402


Phone:  319-363-3842

Email:  rides@buzzardsgloryballoons.com