I remember how unique and special it was when I saw my first balloon and thought it would be so great to be able to chase one. As it turned out, it is a lot of fun to chase balloons and be around balloon people. I have met so many wonderful people since I have been involved in ballooning over the past 25 years. Some of these people have stayed with me in ballooning and others shared the experience of ballooning with and have moved on. The thrill of the flight, the joy of the experience, and smile on their faces after the flight with the memories they will take with them has been special for me over the years.
I love to fly. I love the challenge of flying and of being in control of the flight. Every flight is an opportunity to improve my skills and hopefully share what I know with others. Of course the parties with friends, crew, and passengers is a mainstay of ballooning. Ballooning is a very social activity and has allowed me to make so many wonderful and unique friends that I otherwise would have never met. Ballooning has opened my life to more than I could have ever imagined. I am completely addicted to the sport… its not something I do, it’s a lifestyle.