Hot Air Ballooning

Yvonne and Norm began crewing for hot air balloons in 1996 at the second annual Rogue Valley Balloon Rally (Medford, Oregon) and have continued to crew at that event every year since except 2004. In addition, we have crewed for balloons at the High Desert Turkey Races (Apple Valley, California) and the biggest hot air balloon event in the world - the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Below are thumbnails of most of the balloons for which one or both of us have crewed. For a larger photo of any of the balloons along with additional information about it, click on the thumbnail.

Chauncey Too

Colorado Morning Mistress

Energizer Bunny

Hakuna Mattata


Heat Wave


Jumbo Jim

Mid-Life Crisis

Morning Star

Panda Bear



Sky Drifter

Smokey Bear

Tiffany 2