HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS
Exceeding Your Expectations
At the age of 12, a family friend took Patrick on his first hot air balloon flight in Indianola, Iowa. He spent the next 5 years helping to setup and pack away hot air balloons at the National Balloon Classic. At age 17, he began flight training and before graduating high school Patrick earned his private flight rating. From that time, he began competing in various hot air balloon events across the US. Patrick has flown around the mountains of Colorado to the prairies of Kansas. His most memorable flight took place in Glendo, Wyoming when Patrick flew during the total solar eclipse of 2017, becoming only one of five pilots in the US to take part in the great spectacle.