RAINBOW RYDERS PILOTS
I have had a passion for aviation since childhood. Started flying airplanes in 1974, balloons in 1978. FAA certificated Airline Transport Pilot. Commercial Pilot Single & Multi Engine Land & Sea, Glider & LTA. Flight instructor single & multi-engine land & sea. Flight instructor Glider. Airframe & Powerplant mechanic licences with Inspection Authorization. I also hold British, French & German pilot certificates, an FAA UAV pilot certificate and I’m an FAA flight safety representative.
Traveled & worked extensively for 20+ years overseas for the ‘Bombard Society’, a Luxury Balloon Tour company based in Europe. Helped start SkyWaltz, the first successful Balloon ride company based in India. Built and flew “The Cosmos” hot air balloon across the United States in 1989. Participated in building the Largest Hot Air Balloon in world ‘Miss Champagne’.
I enjoy all aspects of aviation. I have built & flown three hot air balloons, a helicopter, and numerous other aircraft. When not flying balloons you can usually find me in some other category of flying machine with our dog ‘Pitot Tube’.