Aunty Monkey - The Balloon Podcast

Episode #5 - John Petrehn - Two time World Champion

Get into the mind of a champion balloon pilot.

November 06, 2017 55 minutes Download (MP3)

John Petrehn - Two Time World Champion

John has been in the hot air balloon profession since 1989, logging over 2750 hours in various hot air balloons all around the world with a perfect safety record.

John’s piloting skills have elevated him to the pinnacle of the ballooning world. He is the current US National Champion. In the fall of 2010, John won the World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Debrecen, Hungary for a second time, having won his first world title in Tochigi, Japan in 2006. John is currently the #7 ranked pilot in the world. Some of his additional accomplishments in ballooning include: 6 time US National Champion, 2 time US Team Champion and the winner of over 50 championships throughout the World.

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