About

Berkshire Balloons has been operating in the Farmington River Valley and Lictchfield Hills since 1981. Pilot Robert Zirpolo has been flying hot air balloons since 1980 and airplanes since 1991. Rated as a Commercial Balloon Pilot, Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor with combined flight time of over 5000 flight hours, he also spent 10 years as a Designated Pilot Examiner for the FAA and still remains as an active FAA Safety Team Representative. 




We have been the subject of numerous print and video news stories (all good ones) in publications like the NY Times, Hartford Courant, Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine and several other Travel publications. We even took WTNH reporter Bob Wilson to work with us one day on Bob Wilson’s Roadside Stories
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