Club Balloons

Balloons of BAGI

These are hot air balloons operated by club members. Scroll through to view them, and click on the center picture for more detailed information about each one.

<
>

Blown Away

Pilot: Tony Sandlin

Fishers, Indiana



Website

Tony flies in the Indianapolis Area.

Close × ×

Bottoms Up

Pilot: Betsy Kleiss

Champaign, IL




Betsy is forever 39, retired, and having fun ballooning.

Close × ×

CaZooee

Pilots: Ryan & Dean Carlton

Danville, IL



Website

The Ca-Zoo team has been flying their zebra-themed balloons over the Danville, Illinois area since 1997. This very big baby zebra loves kids of all ages. If he was a real zebra, he would stand 100 feet tall and weigh over 100 tons!

Close × ×

Envy

Pilot: Pat Brouillet

Kankakee, IL




Pat Brouillet was born in Kankakee, IL and continues to live in the Kankakee area today. He was a partner and manager of a wire products manufacturing facility for over 40 years before selling the business in 2009. Pat and his wife, Jane, have 3 daughters, all graduates of Illinois universities. Their youngest daughter, Danielle, is also active in aviation. After earning 4 degrees in aviation, she now manages Billard Airport in Topeka, KS. All 3 daughters, along with a son-in-law and grandchildren Gavin and Addison, continue to crew for their father. The Brouillet family was first introduced to ballooning in 1993 when they were invited to crew for the Garfield balloon at an event in Alton, IL. Pat had his first balloon ride in Garfield at a winter event in Hudson, WI in February of 1994. He has been hooked on ballooning ever since.

Close × ×

Eye In The Sky

Pilot: Steve Lichtenstein

Peoria, Illinois




Steve flies for fun in Peoria.

Close × ×

Good Greeph

Pilots: Bob & Ross Green, Jim, Teresa, and James Phelan

Lincoln, IL




The Green & Phelan families all fly this fun balloon!

Close × ×

Hello, Sweetie

Pilot: Brock Gale

Danville, IL




The name is a Dr Who reference. The balloon is owned and operated by Brock Gale. The balloon is based in Danville, IL.

Close × ×

Irish Rover

Pilot: Mike Boylan

Washington, IL




Everybody has fun! Mike, Wendy, and the Crew.

Close × ×

Lady Blye 3

Pilot: Brian Trapp

Southern Ohio



Website

Brian flies rides in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Close × ×

Little One

Pilots: Jim & Teresa Phelan

Lincoln, IL




Little One is a racer shape.

Close × ×

Luck Is In The Air

Pilot: Ed Dowling

Lincoln, IL




Ed is a tad bit Irish.

Close × ×

Mini-Ha-Ha

Pilots: Reinekes & Wooges

Illinois & Missouri




This balloon has no basket!

Close × ×

Moms Toy 2

Pilot: Debra Griest

Urbana, IL




Deb flies over central Illinois.

Close × ×

Oh Baby

Pilot: Hank Norris

Niantic, Illinois




Close × ×

Out Of The Blue

Pilot: Tony Sandlin

Fishers, Indiana



Website

This balloon features a door in the basket, allowing for easy access.

Close × ×

Pegleg Pete The Pirate Parrot Balloon

Pilots: Dave & Kathy Reineke

Mahomet, Illinois



Website

Arrrrr you ready for a good time?

Close × ×

Rainbow 1

Pilot: Mike England

Scottsdale, Arizona




Mike flies in Arizona in the winter, and in Illinois during the summer.

Close × ×

Ribbon Racer

Pilots: Kim & Scott Wooge

St. Louis, Missouri




Close × ×

Ship Of Fools

Pilot: Ken Lubben

Homer Glen, Illinois




The Fools crew is based in the South West suburbs of Chicago. We love to travel to balloon festivals through out the Midwest.

Close × ×

Sky Candy

Pilot: Mark Westra

Greenfield, Indiana



Website

The Stars and Heights Team is committed to raising money and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children (www.rileykids.org) They are working toward getting people to pledge to donate blood and become organ donors in their initiative to help children and adults in need. Mark and the team have flown in major events all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico, but spend most of their time in Central Indiana and the Danville, Ilinois areas with their flights. They work each year to put on the Indy Air Show (www.indyairshow.com) bringing balloonists in from all over the country to help the Riley Foundation and the Central Indiana Children Health Charities.

Close × ×

Skyhighballoon

Pilot: Mike Fahrendorf

Ellisville, MO




Skyhighballoon can be found not only flying events in Centralia, Lincoln & Shelbyville, IL but also on fun flights in the St. Louis area, from Mike's farm in Pilot Grove, MO and you might even see it at the occasional Allis-Chalmers tractor show! Mike often has a hard time getting crew so he says he is 'growing his own'. Sons Lucas and Ethan (and eventually Matthew too) provide crew support along with his wife and part-time crew chief, Cindy.

Close × ×

SolUmbra

Pilot: Ed Najewski

Tinley Park, Illinois




Close × ×

JollyRollo

Pilots: Larry & Sheelagh Owen

Danville, Illinois




Both Sheelagh and Larry are licensed pilots. They bought the balloon as a wedding present in 1998 to each other.

Close × ×

Stars And Heights

Pilot: Mark Westra

Greenfield, Indiana



Website

The Stars and Heights Team is committed to raising money and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children (www.rileykids.org) They are working toward getting people to pledge to donate blood and become organ donors in their initiative to help children and adults in need. Mark and the team have flown in major events all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico, but spend most of their time in Central Indiana and the Danville, Ilinois areas with their flights. They work each year to put on the Indy Air Show (www.indyairshow.com) bringing balloonists in from all over the country to help the Riley Foundation and the Central Indiana Children Health Charities.

Close × ×

Sun Gard

Pilot: Jim House

Mackinaw, Illinois



Website

Jim provides rides in the greater Peoria and Bloomington Illinois areas.

Close × ×

Sunglow

Pilot: Jim Ireland

Lincoln, Illinois




Close × ×

Sunkissed

Pilots: Randy & Reid Conklen

Lincoln, Illinois




Close × ×

Sunny Side Up

Pilot: Donna Carlton Vish

Danville, Illinois



Website

Donna provides balloon rides in the Danville, Illinois area.

Close × ×

Sunsational

Pilots: Dave & Kathy Reineke

Mahomet, Illinois



Website

Dave & Kathy provide balloon rides in the Champaign-Mahomet, Illinois areas.

Close × ×

Too Hot

Pilot: Mark Westra

Greenfield, Indiana



Website

The Stars and Heights Team is committed to raising money and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children (www.rileykids.org) They are working toward getting people to pledge to donate blood and become organ donors in their initiative to help children and adults in need. Mark and the team have flown in major events all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico, but spend most of their time in Central Indiana and the Danville, Ilinois areas with their flights. They work each year to put on the Indy Air Show (www.indyairshow.com) bringing balloonists in from all over the country to help the Riley Foundation and the Central Indiana Children Health Charities.

Close × ×

Twisted Charlie

Pilot: Scott McClinton

Prospect, Kentucky



Website

You can find Twisted Charlie flying all around the US throughout the summer.

Close × ×

Why Knot

Pilot: Al Reusch

Macomb, Illinois




Close × ×

Wild Rover

Pilot: Mike Boylan

Washington, IL




Everybody has fun! Mike, Wendy, and the Crew. Washington, Illinois.

Close × ×

Woven

Pilot: Scott Wooge

St. Louis, Missouri




Close × ×

Yellow Brick Road

Pilot: Pat Brouillet

Kankakee, Illinois




The balloon is named in honor of Pat's late mother, Dorothy, who was an avid Wizard of Oz collector.

Close × ×