to the wonderful world of Ballooning! If you are interested in
becoming a part of the worlds first form of manned flight, this
page will provide you the general resources necessary
to understand being part of a chase crew. The Colorado Balloon
Club promotes safety and fun for chase crews, through education
and regular flying events.
Being part of a chase crew is great
fun and not a lot of hard work. That said, all ballooning crews can use
the crew training instructions listed here.
Before you get started, please note the following: Each balloon system is different Different pilots use different techniques Be sure to follow the pilots instructions Don't forget to ask your pilot questions General rules for balloon chase crew members: Pilot is in charge (crew chief is when pilot is in air) No smoking Don't be late to launch field No drinking until balloon is packed Different pilots have different plans Dont step on the balloon Only pull on the balloon by the thick load tapes Lift with legs & don't straddle ropes Wear Gloves
Please check out the links listed below for more information on chasing balloons. If you have any questions or would like to become part of a chase crew, please contact us and we can help you get started.