Hot Air Balloon Rides In Michigan a 'Cool' Thing to Do
Want a 'cool' way to squeeze more fun out of the summer? Take a hot air balloon ride for the whole family. Over the past 30 years as a balloonist and owner of Westwind Balloon Company, in Plymouth, Michigan Scott Lorenz has been squeezing the most out of his summers by piloting his balloon over Kensington Park, Milford, Brighton and South Lyon, Michigan.
"A balloon flight is the perfect way to maximize the summer because it's an unforgettable experience." The main reason 'experience' activities are so popular is that in the end all we have are memories and the balloon ride provides a vivid and lasting memory. And, a balloon flight is the perfect "experience" that the whole family can enjoy together," says Lorenz.
"Nobody forgets their first balloon flight. It is truly an experience that cannot compare to anything else. The sensation of flying over trees, lakes and streams, spotting deer and other wildlife is unique and inspiring. When a family activity touches someone both emotionally and on a multi-sensory level they'll remember it. If you really want to make a lasting impression on the family, I say, give em all a hot air balloon ride."
Balloon flights costs $695.00 for two people, also called a private flight. For a family of four Lorenz arranges for one of his associate pilots to take two passengers. "One time last year one pilot took the mom and a son and I flew the dad and daughter. We launched together, flew up and around each other and landed in the same subdivision. We all met at one spot, shared the experience, celebrated with some champagne and pop and they all laughed as they told each other about the "great photos" they had of one another in their balloon. And that was truly priceless."
Lorenz offers gift certificates for flights which can be purchased by calling 734-667-2098 or by visiting www.westwindcos.com/balloon/ Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card are accepted. Flights are scheduled May through October.
About the Author
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,550 + hours in-flight.
He has flown over Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, Disney World, the Olympics, Austria,
Japan, Spain, Red Rock Canyon NM. He co-piloted a Guinness World Record flight to 19,000' and a 20 hour-Gas Balloon flight from MI to KY. Westwind has been featured by FOX-2 Detroit, WDIV, WJR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press to name a few and was named "most creative date" by It's Just Lunch. In 2012 Westwind was name one of America's Most Romantic companies for the balloon engagement flights. Scott's Westwind Balloon Company offers unforgettable rides over Michigan's breathtaking countryside. Balloon rides make terrific gifts!!