The History of Pepsi Aerosports and The Aerial Advantage, Inc.
The Aerial Advantage, Inc. was formed in 1983 by company founder and chief pilot, Patrick Fogue. Patrick is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the aerial advertising business today using hot air balloons. Aerial Advantage, Inc. specializes in aerial advertising for marketing platforms and special events.

The company has successfully completed over 4600 safe operations all across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Far East, and the West Indies. Our client list has included Pepsi-Cola, IMTS, American Honda, Marvin Windows, Atlas Van Lines, Iowa Lottery, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, and Nestle. We work closely with some of the biggest names in balloon manufacturing to assure the equipment we operate is both the safest and most durable available.

Aerial Advantage’s can do attitude is always at the forefront for clients, whether it is the latest in special shape balloons, cold air inflatable balloons, or product sampling programs, we can get it done.

When a seamless turn key operation is needed, look for The Aerial Advantage, Inc.


1964 Michigan

The first Pepsi hot air balloon, 1964 at the balloon nationals in Michigan.

Pepsi Trophy

The hot air balloon museum in Indianola, Iowa. 1988 Pat Fogue first place trophy M.A.M.B.R

1991 Diet Pepsi Can

1991, the first Pepsi Diet Super Can at a balloon glow

Pepsi Cloud Hoppers

The first Pepsi cloud hoppers. A hopper is designed to be a single passenger balloon

1991 Racer

1991 Pepsi Racer

1993 Superbowl Tether

Diet Pepsi tethered at Super Bowl in Tampa, FL with inflatable tent in 1993


20th AlbuquerquePepsi becomes the official sponsor of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albquerque Postcard Pepsi on the official poster of the 20th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Superbowl Fly over 1995Pepsi Can fly over during the 1995 Super Bowl with stadium attendance full
Pepsi Day 1995Pepsi day at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 1995, first to launch
Pepsi Day 1998Pepsi day at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 1998, first to launch with newly introduced Pepsi Super Can and Pepsi One Racer
All-Star Game Denver 2000MLB All-Star game tether with the Pepsi Racer in 2000

Pepsi Globe 2001

April 3, 2001 first Pepsi Globe inflation

2005 Pepsi Super Can

2005 Introducing the newest Pepsi Super Can

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