Passion. Commitment. Experience
As one of our clients you will share in our enjoyment of the sport of hot air ballooning as we believe we’ve found the perfect mix of fun, adventure and service to our clients. CT Ballooning has made thousands of people smile through our ballooning adventures and we want YOU to share in this fun as well.
Our team also understands that word of mouth is the best form of advertising and is committed to making your hot air balloon adventure a pleasurable and unforgettable experience.
Owner & chief pilot Jim Regan
Jim started ballooning in 1986, earned his pilots certificate in 1991 and has flown throughout the US, as well as in Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. Besides flying regular shape balloons, Jim has flown special shaped balloons including Gus T. Guppy, Old McDonalds Farm and Claw’D - the Crazy Crab Balloon and is also an active competition pilot with numerous top-10 finishes to his credit.
Pilot Matt Dutkiewicz
Matt started ballooning in 1988 and earned his pilots certificate in 1989. He has flown throughout the US, as well as in Canada and Ireland which he says is one of the best and most beautiful places he’s flown. Matt says the most enjoyable of part a flying hot air balloons are the smiles and looks the passengers show as the balloons ascends off into the sky.
The Ground Team
Our ground team, made up of 2-3 people each flight, is the key to a successful hot air balloon adventure. They are trained in all aspects of the sport including set-up, inflation, and launch of the balloon. They track the balloon during its flight and then assist at its landing site in packing up the balloon. They are an invaluable asset to the pilots and are always the professional.
Don’t forget to thank (or better yet TIP) the ground team!!!