Thursday, September 13, 2007
Pilot Dave is "Mickey Mouse"!!!!!
Dave, our pilot from the balloon ride yesterday, is a former Disney employee, and has flown the old Disney hot air balloons (picture Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck as balloons) for the Disney folk in such places as Red Square in Russia.....and numbers of other overseas locations. He is the consummate professional.
That was one of the reasons we felt so comfortable with him while aloft. For him to set the basket down on a driveway was an amazing feat....particularly when you realise the balloon is basically without a "steering mechanism"....
Thanks again Dave for the expertise, etc.
NOTE: Dave is owner of Celebration Aviation of Tampa....(Note the Celebration theme, reminiscent of Disney!)