Skychariot Balloons

The Birthday Cake Hot Air Balloon

Owner/Pilot Keith Sproul

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The Birthday Cake Balloon Festivals

Date (2016)Event YearLocationWeb Site
June 24-26 Chester County Balloon Festival 10 New Garden Air Field
Toughkenamon, PA
July 8-9 Angola Balloons ALoft 200 Angola, IN
Aug 20-21 Hudson-Concord Elks Balloons & Blues Festival 150
Hudson, MA
Hudson, MA FaceBook
Date (2015)Event YearLocationWeb Site
May 22 South Bend, IN Birthday Party 150th South Bend, IN  
July 2-5 Ashland Balloon Fest 25th Ashland, OH
July 17-19 Wellsville Balloon Rally 40th Island Park
Wellsville, NY
Date (2014)Event YearLocationWeb Site
June 27-29 Syracuse Balloon Festival 35th Syracuse, NY  
Date (2012)Event YearLocationWeb Site
July 27-29 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
30th Solberg Airport
Readington, NJ
Sept 20-23 Adirondack Balloon Festival   Glens Falls, NY
Date (2011)Event YearLocationWeb Site
Jul 29-31 Football Hall of Fame Balloon Festival
Pilot Walt Rudy
50th Canton, OH
YouTube Video
Date (2010)Event YearLocationWeb Site
Jul 30 -
Aug 1
Football Hall of Fame Balloon Festival
Pilot Walt Rudy
50th Canton, OH
YouTube Video
Date (2009)Event YearLocationWeb Site
Mar 7-15 Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular
Pilots: Glo Kehoe & Debbie Sproul
  Canberra, Australia Canberra Web Site
Mar 25-29 Balloons over Waikato
Pilots: Glo Kehoe & Debbie Sproul
10th Hamilton, New Zealand
Sept 18-19 Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Pilot: Carl Young
20th Anniversary
of the
Energizer Bunny
St Louis, MO
Sept 25-27 Bluegrass Balloon Festival
Pilot: Mark McSkimming
75th Aniv of
Meijer's Dept Store
Louisville, KY
Date (2008)Event YearLocationWeb Site
Jul 3-4 Pottstown Balloon Festival 25th Pottstown, PA
Aug 29 -
Sept 1
Oneonta NY Balloon Festival
Pilots: David Markowitz & Lou Barthelemy
100th Oneonta, NY  
Sept 26-28 Bluegrass Balloon Festival 10th Louisville, KY
Date (2007)Event YearLocationWeb Site
Jul 20-22 Poughkeepsie Balloon Festival 100th
Chamber of
Poughkeepsie, NY  
Jul 27-29 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 25th NJFOB
40th Quick Chek
Solberg Airport
Readington, NJ
Aug 17-19 Great Falls Balloon Festival 15th Lewiston/Auburn, ME
Aug 30 -
Sept 3
Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival
Pilot: Mark McSkimming
20th Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Date (2006)EventYearLocationWeb Site
May 26-29 Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon Rally 100th Letchworth State Park, NY
Aug 4-6 Pittsfield Balloon Festival 25th Pittsfield, NH Pittsfield Balloon Festival
Sept 1-3 New York State Festival of Balloons 25th Dansville, NY
Date (2005)Event YearLocationWeb Site
Aug 6 Warren County Farmers Fair - Phillipsburg, NJ
Sept 9-11 Atlantic Balloon Fiesta 20th Sussex, NB, Canada

Click here for Keith's Complete Schedule

If you would like to have the "Birthday Cake" Hot Air Balloon at your festival, event, or party,
please contact

Last updated 10/6/2020

Picture History of the Birthday Cake

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Oct 3, 2020
NJ Lottery Festival of Balloons

Picture © Robin Smith

Picture © Robin Smith

Picture © Robin Smith

Picture © Robin Smith
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July 8, 2016
200th Indiana
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July 17-19 2015
40th Anniversary
Great Wellsville Balloon Rally
Wellsville, NY

Picture from FaceBook
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July 4th, 2015
25 Aniversary Ashland, Ohio Balloon Festival

Picture by Conner Thompson
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May 22, 2015
150th Birthday of South Bend, Indiana

Picture from the South Bend Tribune
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Sept 22-23, 2012
Adirondack Balloon Festival
Glens Falls, NY

Pictures from FaceBook
by Curt Grant

Picture by Kristi Barlette (Times Union)
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Sept 2012
Gatineau Balloon Festival
Gatineau, Canada

Picture from FaceBook
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July 27-29, 2012
NJ Festival of Ballooning
Solberg Airport
Readington, NJ

Picture by Karen Smith

Picture by Dan Whalen
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July 2011
Football Hal of Fame
Canton, OH
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July 2010
Football Hal of Fame
Canton, OH
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March 2009
Wakito New Zealand

Pictures by Mark Mitchell (From Aunty Monkey)
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March 7, 2009
Canberra Balloon Festival
Canberra, Australia

Picture by Ralph Sanderson
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Sept 26, 2008
Bluegrass Festival
Louisville, KY
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Sept 1, 2007
Gatineau Balloon Festival
Gatineau, Canada

Picture by Kim Cook
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July 28, 2007
New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Solberg Airport, Readington, NJ

Picture by Andy Page

Picture by Andy Page

Picture by Debbie Sproul

Picture by Debbie Sproul
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July 22, 2007
Poughkeepsie Balloon Festival
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Aug 5, 2006
Pittsfield Balloon Festival
Pittsfield, NH
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May 27, 2006
Letchworth Red White & Balloon Festival
Letchworth State Park, NY
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Sept 9-11, 2005
Sussex Balloon Festival
Sussex, NB, Canada

Sept 9
Balloon Glow

Sept 10th
View from the top
Picture by Bill Whelan

Sept 11th
View from the bottom

Sept 11th
Birthday Cake & Wings of Wind Tetrahedron
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Aug 6, 2005
Warren County Balloon Festival, Warren Co, NJ

Looking up inside the balloon. Pepperoni Pizza?
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Birthday Cake Trailer

Trailer Graphics by Brooks Graphix

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Birthday Cake Pilot Jacket
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Real Birthday Cakes

Jan 12, 2008
Made by Patty Guilfoyle

Birthday Cake
For Mark/Keith Carol/Debbie 50th birthday
While Keith was still in the hospital in Albuquerque, NM
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Birthday Cake for
Jimmy, Jamie & Sue
May 27, 2017
Letchworth State Park

Picture by Jamie Mills

Fun Facts about "The Birthday Cake Balloon"

Manufacturer Aerostar Balloons
Year Made 1996
Size (Volume) 160,000 cu ft
Height of Balloon 80 ft
Diameter of Balloon 71 ft
Number of Candles 20
Height of Candles 12 ft
Height of Flame Over 5 ft
Weight of Envelope 807 lbs

IF this was a REAL cake

you would need the following
(Info thanks to Mark Yonker)
840,000 Boxes of cake mix
2,520,000 Eggs
17,500 Gallons of cooking oil
66,000 Gallons of water
900,000 Cans of icing
A real cake as large as "THE CAKE" would weigh 1,732,000 lbs
and server 6,480,132 people
or you could make 20,160,000 cupcakes

Frequently Asked Questions

Question Answer
What is it like to fly this thing? It's a piece of cake!
How many people does it take to pack up? 20 - 24 is ideal, we can do it with 16
How hard is it to pack up? It is actually easier than it looks. For a shape this big it goes pretty well
How many people can fly in it? Three - four passengers
How big are the candles? The flame alone is as tall as an average person (over 5 ft). The Candle is 12 ft

Birthday Cake Banners by

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been and there you will long to return."

- Leonardo da Vinci

"It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill."
- Wilbur Wright

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
- Will Smith

"Time is the most valuable gift you can give someone"
- Unknown

Keith Sproul's Festival History

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Pandy Hot Air Balloon
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Shooting the Delaware Water Gap PA/NJ
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Amarillo, TX
Red Rock Balloon Festival, Gallup, NM
2007 Switzerland Balloon Festival
Dawn Patrol Flights
Spash-N-Dash Flights

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Keith's Cameron Duo Chaiot
Balloon Flights in 3D
Balloon Parachute Artwork
Balloon Pictures from the Bottom
Red, White & Blue Balloons
Arrow Design Balloons
Flame Design Balloons
Aerostar Aurora Balloons
Parachute Drop Pictures
List of University Balloons
FLIR Balloons Pictures (Infrared heat picture)
Flytec Instruments Info Page
Digitool Instruments Info Page

How to make a Hot Air Balloon
How to make a Tetrahedron Hot Air Balloon
How to put turning vents into a Hot Air Balloon

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Created 8/6/2005
Modified 10/6/2020
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