RAINBOW RYDERS PILOTS
Dave has been involved in ballooning since the late 1970’s and owned his first balloon with his brother in 1990. His introduction to ballooning was primarily through his parents, Ray and Carol, and crewing at Fiesta. Dave is commercially rated for both hot air and gas balloons. He got his hot air private certificate in 1989, commercial in 1991 and the gas rating in 2003. He has over 700 flight hours in hot air and gas balloons and has flown throughout the United States and foreign countries.
His most interesting hot air adventure was flying over Pikes Peak and landing in Colorado Springs, flying at nearly 18,000ft. He and the family have flown in Ireland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, and Belgium as well.