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

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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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The Video's above

  • Ride in a Balloon from beginning to end - 8:18 min.
  • Go for a Ride with us - 4:42 min.
  • Fall Color tour over neighborhoods - 4:27 min.

The Balloon introduction is a little long so please give it a little time and the video will begin.


Enjoy the videos


YouTube Video Introduction

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Metamora Days Balloon Ride

Yost Photo at Metamora


Answer your questions

Our Video Series

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A Balloon Competition Video


2016 Michigan Challange Balloonfest - Howell, Michigan



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Hot Air Balloon Flight 360 VR

Michigan Challenge

NOTE: When the video is on your screen you can move your mouse on the Hat Switch to get a 360 degree view all around, up and down. Very Cool. If you are using your phone..then hold it out in front of you and turn to the left, right, up and done to see a 360 degree view.


A love Story - Proposal

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See How we Load our Balloons for Travel



A tour of a Modern Balloon Repair Station

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A Conversation with the Em Cee Tom Maynard at the Flag City Balloon Festival in Findlay Ohio. Ted Gauthier speaks with Tom Maynard about his craft.



Phil Clinger is interviewed by Ted Gauthier, during the 2013 Flag City Balloon Festival in Findlay, Ohio.


Raya-Sullair Chief Pilot interviews, Sullair Balloon Pilot Shawn Raya about participating in the Metamora Country Days Balloon Festival and qualifying for the 2014 World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Brazil.





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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.