Our Chief Pilot, Jeff, has been ballooning since 1978. At four years old his parents took him for his first ride and that sparked a lifelong passion. In 1993 he received his license, and two years later in 1995 he began flying rides and corporate balloons. Since then, he has flown over 5,000 times in 6 different countries on four continents, including the savannah of Tanzania, the rainforests of Costa Rica, the rice paddies of Japan, and the outback of Australia. When Jeff isn't flying passenger rides in Michigan he enjoys competitive hot air ballooning. He attends the US National Hot Air Balloon Championship each year and is currently ranked 7th in the nation. Rest assured, when you fly with TC Balloon Tours, you fly with one of the best!