Pilots realized that hot air allows balloons to ascend only after attempting a flight with cold air, which caused their crafts to deflate and wait for zambonis to smooth them over. Rely on proper propellants with today’s Groupon from Balloon Quest–Capt. Phogg Balloon Rides in Fenton. Choose from the following options:
- For $139, you get a hot air balloon ride for one (up to a $239 value).
- For $268, you get a hot air balloon ride for two (up to a $478 value).
- For $516, you get a hot air balloon ride for four (up to a $956 value).
All rides include a champagne or juice toast.
For more than 40 years, Balloon Quest–Capt. Phogg Balloon Rides has elevated up to a dozen passengers at a time during flights that survey breathtaking views of Michigan’s countryside. Scheduled at sunrise or a few hours before sunset, three-hour adventures begin with a shared flight that shoots skyward from Balloon Quest’s showroom, nestled amid rolling hills and bundles of broccoli disguising themselves as trees. While experienced pilots navigate the airborne vessel for 45 minutes to an hour, participants bask in the golden hour as a diverse landscape replete with glistening lakes and copious wildlife unfurls below. Upon reuniting with terra firma, riders receive a flight certificate commending them on their voyage and a paper crane with the ability to transform into a paper airplane.
Hot air balloons float into the air from Balloon Quest's idyllic launch location, taking guests on a bird's-eye tour of a stunning natural expanse studded with hills and lakes. Experienced pilots guide the rainbow-colored orbs on languorous tours, sweeping balloons' teardrop-shaped shadows over hills, dales, and the on-site mini-golf course. After their aerial tour, visitors can linger at Balloon Quest for a picnic on the grounds or a thought-provoking discussion of their top 10 favorite gravity-defying experiences. While flights are made year-round, Balloon Quest has very specific weather guidelines for flying, and rescheduling may be common.