Balloon Name: Happy 2
Pilot Name: Rolf Dennler
Team Name: Gum Trees
Place of Residence: Melbourne, Australia
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.