Watch: Tribute Balloon To Gene Simmons Of Kiss Filmed From Cockpit Of Jet 20,000 Feet In The Air

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A tribute balloon featuring the face of Kiss bassist Gene Simmons was filmed from the cockpit of a jet 20,000 feet in the air.

This footage was originally uploaded by a Brazilian flight crew member and was then shared by Scott Bateman, a C130, BN2, 747, and A350 pilot, and the co-host of The Layover on YouTube and owner of 9-Line Media. Via his Twitter, Bateman wrote the following about the Gene Simmons Kiss balloon:

These are tribute balloons that are regularly seen in #Brazil and across S America. They pose a real risk to #aircraft and #WePilots need to keep a sharp lookout. I recently avoided one over #SaoPaulo area at 20k. @grahamsturgeon has also seen one. Why ?”

You can watch the footage of the Brazilian jet pilot filming the Gene Simmons Kiss tribute balloon from 20,000 feet in the air below.


Gene Simmons caught wind of this footage and also shared it via his Twitter. He wrote the following alongside the footage:

“I would recommend you watch this video from the cockpit of a jet 20,000 feet up in the air. You won’t believe what they see.”

What do you think of the tribute Gene Simmons Kiss balloon?

In other Kiss related news, the band will be touring later this year. Below you’ll find several North American dates and locations that are part of the band’s End of the Road World Tour.

9/9 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/10 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/12 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
9/17 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9/18 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
9/21 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
9/22 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
9/23 – Sparks, NV – Nugget Event Center
9/25 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/28 – Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena
9/29 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
10/1 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
10/2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
10/5 – Biloxi, MI – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
10/6 – Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Cajundome
10/8 – West Palm Beach, FL – iThink Financial Amphitheatre
10/9 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/13 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
10/15 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
10/16 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10/17 – Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center


Words by: Michael Pementel