Brad Rice

Brad Rice has been flying for over 20 years and bought his first balloon right after college. He grew up with a balloon in his family, taking his first balloon ride at 6 years old.

His extensive resume boasts everything from flying the Smoky the Bear balloon to flying through flooded rice patties in Thailand and landing in the only dry field which had a bull tied with a rope to a stake in the ground repeatedly trying to charge during packing up the balloon.