News from the Balloon Fiesta Newsletter

Feb 22, 2012

Inside the Basket: Doug Gantt




Hometown: Denver, CO

Years as a balloon pilot: 24

Years at Balloon Fiesta:  11

Balloon name: Ham-Let

How did you come up with your balloon name?

It’s a pig shaped balloon so it was either Ham-Let or Pig-Tunia, and the rest is history. 

What’s the best part about being a balloonist?

Flying a hot air balloon is the closest thing to being a cloud that I can think of.  

What advice do you give people when they are nervous about their first flight? 

Don't be nervous; if it wasn't safe, you wouldn't catch me up there!