I have been flying balloons for 30+ years. I got my student pilot certificate when I was 14 years old. I owned a commercial ride business/FAA-certified balloon repair station for 17 years. I have been lucky enough to get to do ballooning all over the world. From flying hot air balloons across the Alps to flying hydrogen gas balloons across Germany to flying with 500+ balloons across Albuquerque, New Mexico. Even with these places I have flown, it is hard to beat the scenery flying in the mountains here in Western North Carolina. I love getting to share my passion for ballooning with everyone I can!