Jake has the distinction of being born into ballooning. From his earliest memories, he has always wanted to be around balloons and be a part of anything ballooning. Jake took his first balloon ride at 3 years of age. He progressed from instruction, experience, and classroom from student pilot at 14 years of age, to Private Pilot at 16 years of age, and Commercial Pilot at 19 years of age.
Kyle includes Ballooning, along with all aspects of the experience as some of his favorite things in Life. Born in Camden, New Jersey, moving to Southeastern Pennsylvania early in life gave him an appreciation for the beautiful countryside found here.
Pilot, Lucas Hess developed a love of the outdoors early in life. Growing up in the heart of Amish farm country, Lucas felt an appreciation for the open land, and the generosity and pleasant characteristics of its people. Lucas considers himself truly fortunate to be able to follow his passion, and continue to build a very rewarding career.
Stan Hess Veteran Balloonist and Tour Director of The United States Hot Air Balloon Team have provided a first class balloon experience for countless thousands of ballooning enthusiasts. For more than 30 years Stan’s dedication to the sport has earned him a place of distinction among his peers.