Parts & Equipment
Apex Balloons is a custom hot air balloon manufacturer specializing in the design and construction of affordable Ultralight and lightweight Experimental hot air balloons and airships. Take a journey through our website to explore many of the lighter-than-air services and hot air balloon designs we offer. We suggest beginning with our Primer on Hot Air Balloon Design.
Owner Jon Radowski has been designing, constructing, flying and maintaining hot air balloons and airships of all sizes and shapes since 1998, and has been totally immersed in ballooning and aviation for nearly his entire life.
Current focuses include: Hot Air Balloon Rides; Special Shape hot air balloon design & construction; Hot Air Airship research & development.
7399 Newman Boulevard, Dexter, MI 48130
Cameron is the World’s favorite brand of hot air balloon.
Whether for recreational fun, competition, advertising, passenger ride operations, or special-shape balloons, Cameron knows more about ballooning — and how to use balloons for sport, marketing, advertising, and commercial purposes — than anyone in the industry.
Custom Nine Designs is the one and only company specializing in replacement hot air balloon envelopes for experienced balloon owners who have had enough of the endless climb of equipment prices. Our envelopes are STC approved for most balloon systems. Because we have obtained FAA approval for each, unlike an experimental envelope, you retain the commercial privileges of your system.
Most hot air balloon operators with a worn out envelope have been programmed to think in terms of a top half repair using the original manufacturer’s overpriced fabric or a new envelope from the original manufacturer priced close to the complete system. For over sixteen years we have been providing a third alternative – replacement envelopes or replacement panels at nearly half their original cost.
Aerostar International, Inc. is no longer manufacturing hot air balloon systems or major hot air balloon components.
Raven Aerostar transfered its hot air balloon parts business to several companies and ceased the sale and manufacture of these parts within Aerostar. Raven Aerostar will continue to monitor and manage safety and airworthiness issues as defined in FAR Par 21.