I have been in contact with the guy about the balloon school and there have been some changes. This might help you out a lot. There are a few of us from Indy that are going to car pool and if you are interested there will be room. I have been…"
I am 37 years old, I have a beautiful wife and 2 sons. I have been around aviation my adult life and ballooning for over 2 years. I own my balloon and I'm having a ball flying. I’m thinking about going commercial this year, but just flying for the passion of it for now.
My kids are all about ballooning. They both love it. Jack, my 3 1/2 year old had flown many times and gets a bit testy if he doesnt get to fly. Ben, my 2 year old is not quite as "gung ho" but has to make sure he gives me a hug and a kiss before I launch.
I have some great pics of them crewing that I will ad.
We came up with the design ourselves. The envelope that I replaced (see other pictures on my page) is the design that I based it on.
I am currently balloon-less. For now I crew once in a blue moon and have flown about 10 times out in missouri, Iowa and once here in indiana. I have my students pilots liscence, but as soon as i got it i had to put my training on the back burner. I was going to get my hours in this last summer but with the weather on the farm and extra days at work this year i had to work it had to wait.
But give me a call if you want to get together some time or if you need anouther hand.
Getting my commercial is on the to-do list for this year, also. Keeping in mind, it was on my to-do list for last year.. But I sure do want to keep flying balloons, and getting a commercial license will make that a whole bunch easier!
with my schedule at work in the upcoming weeks I would only be able to make one of the meetings in Michigan you were telling me about. So i'm gonna have to take a pass on it.
I do appreciate it though. You'll have to give me a call if your in the area anytime soon.