Experimental Hot air Balloons

Experimental Balloon built by Ted Gauthier

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

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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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Experimental Hot air Balloons

F.A.A. Registration N19TG
August 28, 1998
First flight August 29, 1998

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This Hot air Balloon was made by Ted Gauthier with the help of his brother Guy. Ted is so thankful to have such a wonderful family. This project would have never been possible without the help of everyone. The most important person was his brother Guy as he was the expert. It is Ted's opinion that, without his brothers help and the gang at BRET, this homebuilt project would never have been completed. He is very proud of the balloon and never dreamed that it would have turned out as nice as it did.

We are now flying the balloon and it is performing like a dream. Ted and his daughter, Dawn fly this balloon in many competitions across the country. They are very proud to say that this balloon was fun to build and truly a great aircraft to fly. We named it "DAYDREAM" and it has logged more than 175 hours in the sky. This balloon is not used to fly our commercial passengers. FlyBalloons.net uses FAA certified balloons that have a standard airworthiness certificate for all passenger flights.

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

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My brothers Guy, Marty, Joey, Gary and Danny were 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 needed a second set of hands and never compained when I said that something cost more than I had projected.


Ted's Homebuilt Basket Photo Gallery

 

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This is a Hang Balloon...no basket!


 

 

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