RAINBOW RYDERS PILOTS
Jesse Newcomer hails from Lancaster City, Pennsylvania. He got into ballooning by learning the sport from the ground up (literally!). He began his career in hot air ballooning as ground crew on the East Coast and quickly moved to piloting the balloons instead. His most interesting flight was actually in the city of Philidelphia where he flew through the downtown area and ultimately went across the Delaware River for landing. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona to work for Rainbow Ryders and is learning to love the desert life.