Up and Away! Hooray for Hot Air Balloon Day!

Celebrated annually on June 5, Hot Air Balloon Day is a celebration that marks the impact hot air balloons have had on travel and leisure. For RE/MAX Affiliates and clients, it’s also the ideal day to recognize one of the most iconic (and fun!) corporate symbols on the planet: the RE/MAX Balloon. Perfectly representing the network’s “Above the Crowd” commitment to quality, the RE/MAX Balloon first took flight in 1978. Today, more than 100 balloons comprise the RE/MAX fleet, the largest in the world.

Propelling Education
Standing 80 feet tall, the RE/MAX Balloon is a popular attraction – and another way for RE/MAX agents to give back to their local communities through education. The “Up and Away with Hot Air Balloons!” program engages students, schools and communities throughout the United States. The program consists of two segments: a fact-filled and engaging educational session, and a highly memorable live demonstration.

During the program, students have the opportunity to walk inside a partially inflated hot air balloon envelope and see how the equipment works to lift the balloon into the air. The burners shown radiate the equivalent of more than 15 million British Thermal Units (BTUs), or 190 home furnaces, and together they heat three tons of air, allowing the balloon to lift off the ground and into the air.

“RE/MAX sponsors educational balloon programs to engage students, schools and communities across the United States. It is our goal to educate and inspire young people by demonstrating to them the science behind hot air ballooning,” said Melissa Miller, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX In Motion in Ithaca, New York. “At RE/MAX, we are committed to giving back to our community and using our corporate symbol, the hot air balloon, to inspire others to learn and achieve success.”

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