Balloons Above owner, Wil LaPointe was in the cellular communications business in the late 1980’s when he saw his first hot air balloon in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. He immediately realized the potential to draw a crowd, so he purchased a rooftop type to advertise his business. One day, a salesman stopped by who was also a balloon pilot. Although Wil had never been “up” in a balloon, he purchased a red, white and blue passenger balloon, perfect to promote his U.S. Cellular business. The pilot took him for his first ride and he was hooked on the experience.
Wil then trained to be a licensed pilot and became quite successful at competitive racing, eventually being ranked #5 in the entire country. He has been having the time of his life introducing people to the joy of hot air ballooning for the last twenty years.
Wil LaPointe is available to speak to your organization. He is an engaging speaker who will cover a variety of hot air balloon topics including pilot qualifications, history of balloon flight, how he started in the business, racing and pole competition, and his flight experiences. Call (760) 347-0410 or Email us now to schedule a date.
BALLOON FLIGHT INSTRUCTION IN PALM SPRINGS
As an experienced commercial pilot, Wil is very qualified to provide hot air balloon flight instructions. If you are interested in this as a career or as a hobby, he would be happy to discuss this with you.
Balloons are available for your promotional videos or other media. Prices are based on a per project basis. We have collaborated on video productions with the Greater Palm Springs Visitors Bureau and Mike’s Road Trip.com.
Promote your products and services around the country with your company name on a balloon. Banner space is also available for promotion of your company or event. Contact us today for additional information.
SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
Is your non-profit organization raising funds? Balloons Above works through FundraisingPartners to provide balloon flights as silent auction items for your organization.
OUR CREDENTIALS AND INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS
FAA LTD Commercial Pilots and Flight Instructors
FAA Certified equipment
Liability Insured to California regulations for Balloons and Vehicles
Member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
BFA Nationals Competitor for 15 years