Questions About Our Pilots

What do your pilots like most about ballooning?

All balloon pilots will tell you the same thing, the peacefulness that can only be found when floating above the…

All balloon pilots will tell you the same thing, the peacefulness that can only be found when floating above the earth. It is the most peaceful feeling in the world.

How long have your pilots been flying?

Currently, our only pilot is our Chief Pilot, Joe Burger. Joe has been flying for over 19 years. Joe has…

Currently, our only pilot is our Chief Pilot, Joe Burger. Joe has been flying for over 19 years. Joe has a total of over 7,000 hours in 18 different kinds of aircraft. Most of his hours are in fixed-wing aircraft.

Is flying the balloon the pilots' full-time job?

No, our Chief Pilot, Joe Burger, is also a Captain for a regional airline. 

No, our Chief Pilot, Joe Burger, is also a Captain for a regional airline. 

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