Michael Gianetti, owns and operates LIFE CYCLE BALLOON ADVENTURES, LTD. located in Longmont, Colorado, in east Boulder county. Michael’s interest in hot air ballooning started 1986 when he saw his first hot air balloon and decided this was something he wanted to know more about. That’s when he started crewing for Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, Ltd.
Michael bought his first balloon in 1991 and earned his private pilot’s certificate in February 1992. Michael then earned his commercial certificate in February 1993 and became chief pilot for Life Cycle Balloon Adventures a year later. In 1998, Michael took over operations of Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, Ltd and became an authorized dealer for FireFly Balloons selling new and used balloon systems. In 2002, Life Cycle Balloon Repair was certified by the FAA and now offers balloon inspection and repair. Michael is also a hot air balloon pilot instructor and has over 2500 hours piloting hot air balloons.
Michael has flown in numerous locations around Colorado, Arizona, and Wyoming. Regularly attends the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico and has competed in the National Hot Air Balloon Championships in Columbia, MO. Michael also attended the International balloon competitions in Saga, Japan as an event official, and has flown The Fiesta del Globos in Leon, Mexico.
Michael’s wife, Lisa, is his crew chief and passenger-relations coordinator. Both Michael and Lisa look forward to flying with you in our wonderful Boulder location or in South Park, a beautiful mountain valley location in south central Colorado.
Michael and Lisa are looking forward to flying with you!