I’ve been a fan of hot air ballooning since the 70s when I happened to attend the first Balloon Fiesta held in Albuquerque New Mexico. In the 80s I played various volunteer roles during the annual Balloon Fiesta and in the 90s I contracted my services as well as volunteered them to the Balloon Fiesta. As a result of my affiliation with the annual event, I’m honored to have lifelong ballooning friends from all over the world. We tend to visit these Facebook groups most often.

  • Ballooning Group – Owned by my ballooning friend Lisa Gianetti (Crew Chief & Passenger Relations at Life Cycle Balloon Adventures), this closed group of over 1,000 members is comprised of balloon pilots and crew, ballooning event producers and promoters, and ballooning enthusiasts at large.
  • Balloon Talk – A public group owned by Ben Schuler of Colorado Springs, set up for ballooning enthusiasts to chat about their ballooning experiences.
  • The Early Years of Sport Ballooning – A public group owned by Dave Wesner, website developer of ballooninghistory.com. Share photos from ballooning in the 60s and 70s in this group.
  • Hot Air Balloon Equipment for Sale – A public group owned by James Cotter, opened to help balloonists sell their ballooning equipment and to find equipment they need to buy.
  • Special Shape Balloon Pics – A closed group for photographers to share their photos of special shape hot air balloons.

Inspiration

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
by Anatole France

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