Westwind Balloon Co. Presents Michigan’s Fall Color Tour From a Hot Air Balloon

“Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan.

Ann Arbor, MI, USA — Michigan’s fall color season is fast approaching and there’s no better way to see the colors than from a hot air balloon. Hot air balloonists offer a stunning platform from which to enjoy this once a year feast for the eyes. “Michigan fall colors are spectacular flying OVER tree tops in a hot air balloon,” says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan. (http://www.AboveMichigan.com)

“The palate of colors just takes your breath away,” says Lorenz “I love taking photos from the balloon especially when we fly over Island Lake State Park, it’s fabulous, it’s ten times better than driving. People just have no idea how pretty it is until they get above it.”

“Want to get a preview of a flight?” asks Lorenz, “I put together of some of our fall color flights. The views are incredible as we glide over canopy of trees. There’s no better way to enjoy Michigan’s fall colors than from a hot air balloon.” Check out a fall color flight with WDIV-TV of Detroit at: http://youtu.be/DzOMvjEgX-U

Most hot air balloon rides in Michigan last about one hour and Lorenz flies over the woods and streams of Kensington Park and Island Lake State Park. He and several other pilot friends meet at Park ‘n Ride area off Milford Road and I-96 (exit # 155) about 2 1/2 hours before sunset. From there he’ll launch helium balloons, determine the wind direction, then take a short drive to one of nine launch sites in the area that give the best views and best landing sites downwind.

What to wear? Lorenz suggests passengers wear tennis shoes and jeans. He says the air temp “upstairs” is within a couple degrees of ground temp so it’s not a factor. Cameras and video cameras are highly recommended to preserve the once in a lifetime moments while flying over the countryside.

Since fall color balloon flights are popular Lorenz suggests people call now to reserve a spot. Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all of the fall color that Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today, the view is really better from above! Fall Color Video URL: http://youtu.be/1R-QsurhW6M

Westwind Balloon Company – Plymouth, MI, Flying over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. 734-667-2098 | http://www.westwindcos.com/balloon | Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner.

About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,850 + 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, HOUR Detroit, 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!! Call 734-667-2098 or visit: http://www.AboveMichigan.com.

Westwind Balloon Company is a member of The Balloon Federation of America (BFA) and the Southeast Michigan Balloon Federation (SEMBA).

Michigan Fall Color Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BDl12PjPqQ

Media Contact: Scott Lorenz | Westwind Co. | 734-667-2090

Westwind Balloon Company Announces An Experience Gift That Tops All Others

Give Dad an Experience Gift This Father’s Day- a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Michigan.

Hot Air Balloon

Plymouth, MI, USA (June 1, 2015) — This Father’s Day give Dad a gift he’ll never forget, a hot air balloon ride over Michigan.

“A balloon flight is the perfect gift for most dads because a balloon flight is an ‘experience’ gift, says Scott Lorenz, President and Chief Pilot of Westwind Balloon Company of Plymouth, Michigan.”

“The main reason ‘experience’ gifts are so popular is that in the end all we have are memories and the balloon ride provides a vivid and lasting memory. I have noticed that people really want to make special occasions ‘special’ so they are more interested in collecting experiences than knick-knacks to put on a shelf,” says Lorenz, “and a balloon flight is the perfect experience gift that both dad and mom can enjoy together because each flight is for two people.”

“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 gift touches someone both emotionally and on a multi-sensory level people remember who gave it to them. If you really want to make a lasting impression,” says Lorenz, “a hot air balloon ride over Michigan is the ultimate ‘unforgettable’ gift.”

Flights cost $695 for a private ride which is two passengers and the pilot. All flights are pre-paid. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and PayPal are accepted. Gift certificates are available.

To really appreciate all the beautiful scenery Michigan has to offer, call a balloonist and schedule a flight today, the view is really better from above!

Westwind Balloon Company- Plymouth, MI, Flying over Kensington Park, Brighton, South Lyon and Milford. (Scott Lorenz, Pilot and Owner | 734-667-2098 | http://www.WestwindCos.com/Balloon)

About Scott Lorenz
Scott Lorenz, a commercial balloon pilot since 1982, has logged 1,650 + 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, NPR, The Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press and Hour Detroit Magazine 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 for Moms, Dads, Grads, the Boss and anybody who wants to enjoy life!! Call 734-667-2098 or visit: http://www.PureMichiganBalloon.com.