Glen L - Zip

14' Wood Twin Cockpit Outboard built by: Ted Gauthier

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 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.


Video: Balloons Festivals in Michigan

Michigan Balloon Festivals: 2019

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

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

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest: Howell, June 28th, 29th and 30th.

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, "CANCELLED" Metamora, August 24-25

Greater Lansing Balloon Festival, Lansing, August 21-23

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.

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FUN STUFF - Videos

Ted's Wood Boat

Ted Gauthier built a 14.5 foot twin cockpit wood runabout.

The Owner of Glen-L Marine, InterviewsTed Gauthier

"Video Interview", click on this link to watch.

This boat was designed by: Glen-L Marine Designs

If you are interested in how Ted built this boat and seeing all the build photos and the stories behind them. Take a look at his blog:

Photo's of the entire Boat Build - TAKE A LOOK

The Oakland Press..newspaper

The Oakland Press interviewed "Local Men build boats"

read the article and watch the video

"Video Interview"

Kayak Build

The building process of a Chesapeake Light Craft Kayak 17Lt by Ted Gauthier. Video was taken using a GoPro Hero2 camera.


"Video" 5min.35sec.

Glen-L Boat Gathering- G6 Sights and Sounds

Glen-L 2012 G6 Boat builders gathering, featuring video clips, music and photo during the event. This video is a must see if you own or plan on building a boat.

G6 sights and sounds

"Video" 14min. 50sec

The Quest

Guy, Sherry, Lynn, Ted travel to Florida and the Bahamas.

"Video" 1min.07sec

Port City Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast

Ted and Lynn Gauthier stayed at this Victorian Mansion built in 1877 and we were so impressed that we put together this 7 min. video.


Glen-L Squirt "Work of Art"

Ted Gauthier standing in his hand crafted, plans built, Glen-L "Zip" viewing the Art Atkinson's Glen-L "Squirt".

Both of these boats were built in their basements.

If you would like to see more photos of their builds, check out the links below.

Ted Gauther - Zip
Blog with stories and pictures


Talk with Gayle - Owner of Glen-L

Ted Gauthier has a friendly conversation with Gayle Brantuk while going for a ride in his Glen-L Zip during the 2012 G6 Boat Gathering.


Lauren Olsen & David Quintanilla engagement party memories





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Did you know that all of our balloon rides are "private"?

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