|The Flying Mazzocchis would be stuck on the ground without their very loyal and hardworking crew. The crew helps set up and launch the balloons and follows the flight in the chase vehicle. Once the balloon lands, the crew helps to pack it up and drives us all back to the launch field.|
Nick’s wife and Sally’s mom. She can usually be found on the crown line or chatting with landowners and spectators.
Chief navigator, “adopted” son and brother. Anthony loves the challenge of chasing and developed our balloon tracking device.
Sage, Cole, Gary & Steve. The whole family loves ballooning and both Steve & Gary are student pilots.
CJ, Susan, Brian & Ben. They make crewing look easy (especially to the pilots). CJ is a Private Pilot.
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Vinny showed up one day and never left. Luckily we got Amanda too. Vinny is a new Private Pilot and Amanda is a student pilot.
Kenan is an excellent navigator and loves being a part of our ballooning adventures when he’s not training for races in the mud.
Dan loves all things aviation so chasing balloons is perfect for him. He’s also studying to become an Airframe Maintenance Tech.
Sheep is our newest crew member, joining the team in 2013. He loves to ride in the chase truck and greet people.