Doug Adamcyzk’s interest in ballooning and aviation started at the age of 5 when he lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But it was not until he was in high school in Ohio before he had the opportunity to crew for a balloon pilot. That hooked him — and he has now been crewing for 30 years.

Ten years ago Adamcyzk received his pilots license for single engine airplanes. Then, in 2013, he jumped at the opportunity to buy a balloon and received his “Lighter Than Air” rating one year later. Adamcyzk is currently a member of Northeast Ohio Balloon Pilots Association, the Balloon Federation of America, and also the Pacific Coast Aeronauts. He has flown balloons in 5 states and participated in multiple balloon festivals in CA, OR, NY, OH and MI.