Michigan Hot Air Balloon
Rides Westwind Balloon Company
Hot Air Balloon Rides in Michigan Hello, my name is Scott Lorenz
and I am the pilot and owner of Westwind Balloon Company. I’ve been flying the Kensington Park and Brighton,
Michigan area for 30+ years. It’s an important distinction to make these days because so many out of state companies
who claim to have balloon operations in Michigan and elsewhere, sell cheap flight certificates to unsuspecting people
that they’ll never be able to use in Michigan. You won’t have that problem here. Call me at (734)
Private Flights for Two Your balloon ride for two lasts about
one hour and we usually fly over the woods and streams of Kensington Park and Island Lake State Park. On most flights
you'll see hundreds of birds, deer and other wildlife as we touch the tree tops. It's a spectacular view you
can ONLY experience in a hot air balloon. Often, we’ll talk to people on the ground and interact with kids as
they follow us on their bikes. At the end of the flight we’ll celebrate with a traditional Champagne toast. The
entire activity begins at our meeting point which is located in a Park 'n Ride area off Milford Road and I-96 (exit
# 155) and we meet 2 1/2 hours before sunset. From there we’ll launch helium balloons, determine the wind direction,
then we’ll take a short drive to one of our nine launch sites in the area.
What to Wear We recommend that all passengers wear tennis shoes,
jeans, and bring along a light windbreaker type jacket or sweat shirt. The air temp “upstairs” is within
a couple degrees of ground temp. A hat and sunglasses come in handy in case we fly toward the sun. If you are going
to fly with the recipient, be sure to bring a camera or video camera and we’ll take a photo of you both while
flying over the countryside.
Your Date Because dates fill fast, in order to reserve your flight or to receive a gift certificate, we require
advance payment. To confirm arrangements please email me your intentions and send a check for $695.00 made payable to:
Scott Lorenz c/o Westwind Balloon Co. 1310 Maple Street Plymouth,
Easy Payment Click Here to reserve a flight or buy a gift certificate
Or, if you prefer, we also accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover Card, in which case you can call or email me the
credit card information. I’ll send you a certificate that may be kept as a souvenir of the flight. In the event
we have weather conditions unfavorable for a flight on the date selected, we'll reschedule the flight on a mutually
acceptable date, next year if need be. Because of the nature of the ballooning business there are no refunds.
Take a hot air balloon ride from Westwind Balloon Company! Hot air balloon flights over Michigan
are world renowned offering passengers a panoramic platform to capture the stunning beauty of our great state. Fly over
the lakes and woods of Kensington Park or Island Lake State
Park in Milford and Brighton. Balloon flights make memorable gifts and are bucket list items for many. Nobody
forgets a balloon ride or who gave it to them either. It’s a terrific group gift or gift for the boss, sweet heart
and a balloon flight is the most impressive wedding present possible. Hot air balloon rides in Michigan are available
from May thru October. Click here to schedule a ride or
call 734-667-2098. Gift certificates available. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or checks are accepted.
Photos of fall color from hot air balloon ride over Kent Lake, Kensington
Metro Park, and Island Lake State Park.