Aiming Higher - Hot Air Balloons & Cool Air Inflatables
About Us
Travis & Benita Wagner are the owners and operators of Aiming Higher.

Travis is a private hot air balloon pilot. Travis does demonstrations and glows with the hot air balloons. He typically sets up the inflatables for all events. He is also a licensed minister and has assisted in renewing wedding vows in the balloon. Travis has many talents; you might even see him  juggling at some events.


Benita is the detail lady of the business. She takes care of contracts, bookkeeping, and the office. She assists Travis with set up and take down at most of the events. Benita also works at UW-Eau Claire in the Center for Service-Learning; serves on the steering committee for G2 Generation to Generation; and sings on the worship team at Harvestime Church. She juggles the schedules of work, business, church, and the Wagner family.


Company History
It all began with a dream...it's a great story, so ask us about it sometime. Here's the shorter version:

Aiming Higher began in 2000 when we purchased a used hot air balloon called Snowcone. While learning to fly Snowcone, Travis’ instructor sold his cool air inflatable business to us in 2001 consisting of the Ironman and a castle bouncer. In 2002, Snowcone was grounded (which means it can no longer fly), so we purchased a second balloon called Freedom. In 2006, we decided to purchase two more inflatables—Fire Truck Slide & Kiddiepillar Crawl Through— to be able to entertain larger groups. March 2011, we sold the castle bouncer and added a new Safari Bus Bouncer.

Aiming Higher’s inflatables and balloons have been to church outreaches, company picnics, school parties and fun nights, music festivals, city festivals and birthday parties.

Aiming Higher is located in Elk Mound, Wisconsin.


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