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Finished Basket

Ride in a Balloon

Ted Gauthier takes you along for a ride in his balloon from beginning to end.

Go For a Ride with Us

This video will take you through the process of setting up, launching, flying and packing up a hot air balloon. Our hope is to give you an inside look on a ride in a hot air balloon.

See the view from the air

FlyBalloons.net pilot Ted Gauthier takes you on journey over the neighborhoods looking from his hot air balloon.

Go For a Ride with Us

This video will take you through the process of setting up, launching, flying and packing up a hot air balloon. Our hope is to give you an inside look on a ride in a hot air balloon.

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Go for a ride over the neighborhoods and enjoy the view.

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Flying In Michigan

The joy of flying hot air balloons in Michigan is highlighted by all the wonderful scenery. There are hundreds of lakes, wildlife and rolling hills.

Events

Michigan Balloon Festivals: 2018

Balloon over Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, May 25-28th

Frontier Days Balloon Shoot Out, Carson City, June 1-3

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest: Howell, June 22-24th and 26th.

Field of Flight Air show and Balloon Festival, Battle Creek, June 28-July 4

Grand Rapids Balloon Festival, Hudsonville, July 19-21

Jackson Hot Air Jubilee, Jackson, July 20-22

Midland Balloon Festival, Midland, August 2-5

Metamora Hot Air Balloon Festival, Metamora, August 24-25

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival, Lansing, August 24-25

Kalamazoo Balloon Festival, Richland, August 24-26

Hale Yes Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hale, September 21-23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloon Advertising

Advertising on a hot air balloon is a fantastic way to get exposure. Your name is as large as a freeway billboard and can be viewed by thousands of people in your market area.

Let us be your pilot in the sky !

 

 

Ted Gauthier's Balloon

Experimental Hot Air Balloon Basket

finished

Well, Here it is. My completed homebuilt basket. I would like to thank everyone who help me complete this project. I would have never attempted such an ambitous project if it were not for all the help provided by "BRET" Balloon Repair of East Texas.

http://www.balloonrepair.com/

My brothers Guy, Marty, Joey, Gary and Danny were just great. My dad came over several days a week to lend a helping hand and help me make it to the next step in the project. I want to thank Micki and Joe at BRET who saw this project to the final end, helping with the beautiful leather and rawhide work and making sure that the system was completed. Of course, I want to thank my wife Lynn for supporting me and allowing me to complete another one of my crazy dreams. She was always there when I yelled for a second set of hands and never compained when I said that something cost more than I had projected.

What's next. I am not sure right now but I thinking about the envelope. I will give that project just a little more thought. It sure makes the decision of building a homebuilt balloon easy when you have the experts of "BRET" helping you along the way.

If you ever have the idea of making your own homebuilt

give "BRET" a call and you will be on your way.

 

 

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We will not put other passengers in your balloon like other balloon operators.