Andy began his love for ballooning at an extremely young age. He took his first ride just before entering the 2nd grade. And from that point he decided that ballooning was his passion. Andy bought his first hot air balloon at the age of 14 making him one of the youngest active balloon pilots in America at that particular time. Now over a decade later, Andy is proudly running the largest ballooning company in the area.
David is a Commercial balloon pilot from New Castle, Indiana. David has been involved with hot air balloons his entire life, as his grandfather was one of the earliest balloonists in Indiana. Along with a lifetime of involvement, David has over eight years of piloting experience, and also flies single engine airplanes.
Paul Felty is one of your more enthusiastic pilots. He works for one of the Airlines in Indianapolis and loves coming to Bloomington to fly. Paul has flown balloons for the past 7 years and is Commercially Licensed through the FAA.
Bob is the newest addition to the Pilot Family here at Airbus Balloon Rides. Bob Burke owns and operates the flight school, aircraft refueling business and maintenance shop at the Bloomington airport. Bob’s wealth of knowledge of aviation makes him one of the most knowledgeable balloon pilots in the area.