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Our Trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Laurie Givin - Monday, October 17, 2016

17th Annual Flag City Balloonfest

Laurie Givin - Friday, July 22, 2016
We couldn't be more excited to join in for the Flag City Balloonfest at Emory Adams Park in Findlay, Ohio for another year!! We've had so much fun in the past and we really hope that you all can make it out to join the fun!  Read More

Brian's Trip to Phoenix: Certifying New Hot Air Balloon Pilots

Laurie Givin - Tuesday, April 12, 2016



This last week, Phoenix, AZ was filled with hot air balloon students looking to take their private and commercial check rides. Although there are hundreds of FAA examiners licensed to provide check rides for airplane pilots, very few are certified to be a flight examiner for hot air balloon pilots. In the western half of the United States, there are only two-- one in California and one in Utah. Brian Trapp, a dedicated examiner from Ohio, traveled to Phoenix to give check rides for five students. Brian has over 4,500 hours in balloons, and has been flying since 1983.  Read More

The Lowdown on Hot Air Balloons

Laurie Givin - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Hot Air Balloon Events in Ohio

Laurie Givin - Friday, August 28, 2015
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Ballooning As A Sport?

Laurie Givin - Friday, August 14, 2015

Get this, hot air ballooning is actually a sport! And a popular one at that!! A lot of balloonists compete in races and try to outdo each other on speed records and duration distances. For example: fastest speed achieved in a balloon and longest duration in the air in a balloon. Read More


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