This year I was honored to be selected to receive the Jo Cline Scholarship to the Great Eastern Balloon Camp (GEBC) in Kutztown, PA.
Thank you for this scholarship and for the opportunity I was given. This was the second year that I was able to attend camp. I learned a lot from camp these past two years. I have honed my skills as both a student pilot and a crew member.
I feel honored to have been a representative of the Carolinas Balloon Association and Jo Cline, a woman who did so much for the CBA and ballooning as a whole.
Over the past two years I have learned much about ballooning and related subjects such as weather, balloon repair and manufacture, maps, regulations, crew techniques and safety, and piloting. Through the camp I made new friends in the ballooning community, both pilots and crew. My only regret is that I have now aged out of camp eligibility and can no longer attend.
Balloon Camp has been a wonderful experience and I hope that the CBA will continue to support the GEBC by encouraging others to attend.
Thanks again for the support you gave me and the opportunity to become a better balloonist.