Balloon Crews

Our visiting balloons can’t get off the ground without the help of their crew members. Crew members are needed for AM and PM flights throughout the weekend. All volunteers get an up-close look at the launch/flight process and a FREE t-shirt!


• minimum age: 18

• crew members receive a free t-shirt which can be picked up Thursday night at Simard-Payne Memorial Park

• crew should report to Simard-Payne Memorial Park at 5:30am for morning launches and 5pm for evening launches

• crew will assist pilots with: entering the field, unloading the basket and envelope, balloon inflation, balloon chase, landing, and pack up

• potential volunteers are asked to please take into consideration that some of the balloon equipment is heavy


If you are interested in becoming a crew member, please contact our Crew Coordinator at  (207) 754-1767 or [email protected]