SKYWAY BALLOONS HISTORY
Skyway Balloons owner, Wil LaPointe was in the cellular communications business in the Tulsa area in the late 1980’s when he saw his first hot air balloon. Realizing the potential to attract customers, he purchased a rooftop type to advertise his business. The salesman was also a balloon pilot. Although Wil had never flown 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 immediately hooked on the experience.
He then trained to become a licensed pilot himself and even became quite successful at competitive racing, eventually being ranked #5 in the entire country. For more than twenty years, Wil has been having the time of his life introducing people to the joy of hot air ballooning in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and beyond.
See where Wil is flying and competing this week on our Balloon Adventures page.
LEARN TO FLY IN OKLAHOMA
Wil is very qualified to provide hot air balloon flight instruction, as he is an experienced commercial pilot. If you are interested in this as a career or as a hobby, call (918) 850-2359 to discuss this exciting opportunity with him.
PROMOTE YOUR COMPANY
Promote yourself throughout the country with your own company balloon. Banner space is also available for promotion of your products, services or event. Contact us today for details.
Balloons are available for your promotional videos or other media. Prices are based on a per project basis.
Does your non-profit organization need a silent auction item? Skyway Balloons collaborates with FundraisingPartners to provide donations of balloon flights for fundraising events.
OUR CREDENTIALS AND INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS
FAA LTD Commercial Pilots and Flight Instructors
FAA Certified equipment
Member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
BFA Nationals Competitor for 15 years
Balloon Federation of America Nationals Competitor for 15 years
Balloon Meister of Sunflower Balloon Festival, Anthony, Kansas for 10 years
Competitor and 4 time winner of the annual Centralia, Illinois Balloon Fest