May 5, Hot Air Ballooning

Air Date:
Heard On Route 51
John Bullock's balloon, "Bubbles"
Courtesy of John Bullock

Flying as high as 5,000 feet above the ground, hot air balloons offer an incredible vantage point to appreciate the beauty of the land below. Unlike an airplane or helicopter, hot air balloon rides offer a 360-degree view and an incomparable perspective. For the people who pilot them, the adventure of flight is an exhilarating and inspirational experience unmatched by any other.

Shereen Siewert welcomes Wausau native John Bullock, whose fascination for ballooning began in 1998 and quickly became a passion, and a family affair. He’ll share the story behind his piloting obsession, explain the connections within the hot air balloon community and offer advice for people who want to experience the thrill for themselves.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Kate Spranger Producer
  • John Bullock Guest

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