My first experience with ballooning was in 1990 when I purchased a ride for my Mom as a birthday gift. We both agreed it was an awesome ride. I never thought much further about the sport until I met someone in my own town that was working to attain a Pilots License to fly Hot Air Balloons. I found it interesting and began chasing for him as well as providing moral support leading up to the testing required. I continued to be involved as a chase crew member for a few years , but something was missing for me. I wanted to learn to fly!
It only seemed natural, for I have always done things a little differently. Learning to fly a hot air balloon was definitely different. Fast forward to present day, and here I am sharing ballooning with others. I find that to be the best part of the sport of ballooning. The reactions and emotions of my passengers is my reward for a job well done. Let me share this amazing experience with you!
Safety Seminars Attended:
- Favia 255 Conference - Philadelphia, PA
- NYSBA Safety Seminar - Saratoga, NY