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Hot Air Balloonist Story
The Jack Ponticelli Story
Sometimes, the love of hot air ballooning has a significant impact on your future. For...
The Claire & Tony Colburn Story
It’s been said that you can’t take a bad photo of hot air balloons. Tony Colburn woul...
Hot Air Balloonists Marc And Ursula Klinger Share Their ...
Several of Statesville’s hot air balloon pilots are transplants from other parts of th...
From 1,000 Feet - The Drew Egerton Story
Drew Egerton is a second-generation hot air balloon pilot with an extraordinary resum...
The Daniel Sasser Story
“Ballooning has always been a distraction from everyday stress. It’s fun and puts thi...
The Sean Richardson Story
Making people’s dreams and wishes come true...meeting fun, adventurous people…traveli...
The Patrick Grogan Story
For Patrick Grogan, it all started in Statesville at the National Balloon rally 30 ye...
Debbie Swing retired in 2019, but unlike many, her dream-of-a-lifetime continues to ke...
When Ballooning is a Family Affair
By Kristie Darling Dave Litton is a natural born teacher. He’s a handsome Teddy bear ...
Keep Your Eye on Statesville’s Youngest Hot Air Balloon ...
Serendipity can be an amazing thing. For Duncan Dunavant, a chance happening upon a ho...
Statesville’s Newest Balloon Pilot!
By Kristie Darling Very often, the most amazing things about a person are the passi...