Valley Children's Healthcare - Cheers
Pilot Brent Rolland - Los Altos, CA
Brent's first experience ballooning was as a crew person while attending High School. 10 years later, a chance introduction to some new neighbors rekindled the flame -- and now he's been flying for over 25 years! For Brent, it's the peace, the (usually) slow pace and the people he meets along the way that make the sport so great!"
Pilot "Magic" Bob Locklin - Clovis, CA
Magic Bob (a professional magician and college business instructor) took his first balloon flight in
1997 and it was love at first flight. He started crewing for another pilot and was soon taking flying
lessons. He bought his first balloon, "Magic’s Fantasy" in 1998. Magic Bob has flown all over the
western states and even in Leon, Mexico. He holds a commercial lighter than air pilots certificate
and has trained many new pilots.
Magic Bob’s favorite quote is one of Leonardo DaVinci’s, “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned sky ward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”