Tuesday, January 16, 2007

How To Become A Hot Air Balloon Pilot

This is a tried and proven system. Hubby swears by it. It too can work for you! No money down! Call right now and we'll include the Ginsu knife set...for FREE!

In a nutshell, here's how it happened. We started bailing hay on the back 40 and sold the hay to local horse owners. A couple came to buy hay and as we were loading the bails into their truck, they told us about their hot air balloon and wondered if we would let them use our hay field to launch the balloon. A few weeks later hubby and I took our first ride in their balloon.

We then formed a friendship with the couple and started crewing for them. Fast forward about a year and we have a gathering of 13 hot air balloons, friends and family on our farm. A few months later we bought our first hot air balloon and hubby started his pilot instruction. He earned his private pilot license in 2001.
This last weekend he made the next step and passed his commercial pilot tests. I'm so proud of him.

So if all the stars align, you have a hay field in the back yard and there's a hot air balloon pilot with a horse in the area...well...it could happen!


Neeners said...

Hot air balloons! How exciting! The first time I met my hubby in person was for a hot air balloon fiesta. Very cool.

morealyera said...

congrats to hubby!