Airline Transport Pilot
Commercial Balloon Pilot
Colin is a certified airline transport pilot with thousands of hours of flight experience. He has participated in hot air balloon events around the world, in countries such as New Zealand, The Philipines, Japan, China, Thailand, Canada and Mexico. When he is not showcasing the scenery of the Gallatin Valley from our balloon, he gets a very different view while piloting charter jets to and from our beautiful area.
Colin opened Endeavor Ballooning in 2001, after a long childhood love of aviation. His passion for flying began when a friendly balloon pilot landed in his family's Georgia yard when he was only three years old. He has come a long way since his days of inflating garbage bags with hairdryers! That's why you'll see Colin and his team often welcoming neighborhood kids to learn about the balloon at his landing sites. You never know who the next great aviator might be!
David Adler is a commercially certified hot air balloon pilot who has been flying for almost ten years. He has had the pleasure of attending countless hot air
balloon events around the United States, and enjoys the challenge of new and interesting locations. Because David spends most of his time flying in Arizona, he
is delighted to spend a much cooler summer here in Montana, showcasing the Gallatin Valley.
David met Colin & Brittany in 2011, when he jumped at the chance to serve as ground crew for their ride business as he continued to hone his own flight skills. His friendly personality, great sense of humor, and vast knowledge of the science of ballooning is definitely something you will enjoy!
Brittany joined the Endeavor Ballooning team after a chance encounter with our chief pilot in a bookstore in 2011. Colin and Brittany were married in 2012, and they recently
welcomed their first son into the world on July 4, 2019. (What a little firecracker!)
Brittany is passionate about making sure each memory being celebrated in our balloon is truly special. She loves to capture the beauty of the West by photographing your entire flight experience. Relax and enjoy the ride, and Brittany will handle the rest! When she is not helping our balloon team, Brittany is a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as a certified sign language interpreter.
Bridger and Alby are the official mascots of the Endeavor Ballooning team. They are English Cocker Spaniels - a breed that has been in the family for over forty years.
They love to greet our passengers, and have even been seen flying in the balloon with our younger passengers a time or two!