Thank you for your intrest in becoming a balloon team member for our visiting pilots. You will be an integral part of the festival. The pilots really appreciate their crew and will instruct you as you go along. The whole flight experience will last about 3 hours.
The main actions are the layout and inflation of their balloon, the chase! you will use their vehicle, and the pack-up after landing.
PROMPT: ballooning can be a very time sensitive sport
15 years old or older
There will be some lifting, nothing extreme and double teaming is practiced.
Each balloon team will have at least one person comfortable driving with a small trailer.
Balloon team members will meet each morning at 6am at the pilots tent for morning flights and at 6pm for evening glows.
We have 2 special shape balloons coming.
The Elvis special shape will require 5 crew members and would like to have the same team for the weekend if possible.
Putty Cat special shape will need 5 crew members also.
Shifts for balloon teams are:
Friday: 5pm until 9:30pm
Saturday:6am until 10am
Saturday: glow 6pm until 10pm
Sunday : 6am until 10am
Sunday glow: 6pm until 10pm.
We will meet at the pilot tent each shift. Please allow enough time to park and go thru volunteer check-in.