Balloons over Waikato 2017: 22nd - 26th March

Rolf Dennler

Happy 2

Rolf Dennler

Balloon Name: Happy 2
Pilot Name: Rolf Dennler
Team Name: Gum Trees
Place of Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Builder
First flight in a Balloon:  Was over Mt Cook in January 1976, I loved it.  I first flew a balloon on my own in 1994.
How did you get into ballooning:  A chance meeting at a mountain hut in December 1975 lead to my first experience in a balloon, as a navigator flying at approximately 15,000 ft over the Southern Alps.
Describe ballooning in 3 words:  Challenging, Freedom, Exciting.
Best thing about being a pilot:  Sharing a thrilling experience with friends and learning to expand your experience but stay within your limits.