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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.


Video: MLive.com 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, 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.

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What people are saying about our balloons

Just wanted to say thank you so much for my Mom's balloon ride yesterday!
It was fabulous!!!! Everything about the experience was awesome.

Bobbi Rae Emmons, Assistant Mall Manager

A big thank you to Joe, Pat and Marty for Saturday nights Balloon ride. My Mom Barb loved it! I enjoyed it as well, and appreciate the hard work of setting up and tearing down done by Joe and Pat. The only thing that could have made the flight better was if the trees were in full Fall color.
My best picture of the night was of Marty's Balloon over this house, with the reflection in the lake. We had a very nice time, and just wanted to say thank you for all the work you do to make our once in a life time dreams to come true.

Best Regards: Paul Thompson

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Gauthier,

I want to sincerely Thank You for being so kind to my son, Andy. Words cannot express how thrilled he is to know you.

He has been an admirer of the Hot Air Balloon Festival, keeping his eyes to the sky for the entire event every year. He, of course is especially drawn to the "Andy" balloon.

This year he wanted to follow the Andy Balloon and I tried to talk him out of it. Not wanting to bother you, I said "let's look at another balloon Andy". but he stayed firm. I am glad that I let him because he was so thrilled that you remembered him and let him help.

Andy is a 'builder' at heart, so I know that reading about you building an airplane in your basement makes you 'totally awesome' in his eyes. I always say that Andy has to build or create something every single day to be the happiest.

We just can't thank you enough!


Susan Blackburn and Andy

What an exiting time we had seeing first hand your balloon landing. As we saw you go over the house and realized you would be landing near by we felt like little kids again. Thanks for a great start in the day.

Linda Hamilton (Lindsey and Landon)
Findlay, OH 45840

Hi Ted and Lynn,

I wanted to thank you both for working so hard to help me arrange a surprise balloon ride for my fiance after our rehearsal dinner in June. My fiance was COMPLETELY surprised and my videographer was there so he was able to catch the whole thing on film.

I blindfolded my fiance and he had NO IDEA what was going on! He was shocked when I took off the blindfold and he saw the balloon. It made our wedding video complete!

I really appreciate everything you did to make our wedding rehearsal special. It was a wonderful memory and I can’t thank you enough.

Thanks again! The ride was spectacular and it was the most amazing surprise I have ever given anybody and I couldn’t have done it without you!

Kellie MacDonald Hennen

"I flew on your hot air balloon last Memorial Day with Marty. I would just like you to know what an enjoyable time it was and what a great ride it was with Marty.

Thank you very much".
Sincerely, Laura Beech




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