Michigan Hot Air Balloon Rides
Westwind Balloon Company

Michigan Hot Air Balloon Ride

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) 667-2098.

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.

Michigan Hot Air Balloon Ride

Michigan Hot Air Balloon RidesReserve 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, MI. 48170

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.

Proud Member of
The Balloon Federation of America

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.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Michigan Lake

Fox 2 Detroit Extreme Lila Archive Lila Lazarus of FOX-2 Takes Flight with Westwind Balloon Company
Lila Lazarus Video

Fall Color Hot Air Balloon Ride Video

Guitarist Josh White Jr. and writer Mike Ball went along for a balloon ride. They just happened to have a guitar with them.
Josh White & Mike Ball

Hot Air Balloonist and Powered Parachutists Lead the Air - Ground Search Effort


Scott Lorenz  Westwind Balloon Co.
1310 Maple Street , Plymouth, MI. 48170
(734) 667-2098

Michigan Hot Air Balloon Ride

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