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P.O. Box 172
BalloonSport USA sets the standard for ballooning in Missouri and the Midwest. Our experience sets us apart from others offering balloon rides and that experience shows when you fly with us. You deserve professional, skilled pilots who feel as comfortable
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Hot Air Balloon Rides - BalloonSport USA - About Us
Our chief pilot, Shane Robinson, has nearly 2,500 hours of piloting experience in both hot air and gas balloons.
He has flown in more than forty states in the US, throughout Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Puerto Rico.
In 1996, he won the National Gas Balloon Race.
In 1999, he flew 1,657 miles-- from Denver to Vermont and overflew Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Ontario enroute.
In 2002, he represented the US in the prestigious Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett in France.
He has flown corporate balloons for Pontiac, GMC, Mr.Goodwrench, AC Delco, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, Wonder Bread, Wal-Mart, and others.
Since 1999, he has owned and operated the Bass Pro Shops Balloon.
Since 1996, he has coordinated balloon activities at The World Free Fall Convention -- the largest skydiving event in the world-- and has more experience dropping skydivers from a balloon than anyone.
Hurlbut said Harris will be scheduling ...
Hurlbut said Harris will be scheduling her ride with Shane Robinson, with BalloonSport USA, sometime in June when weather conditions are more favorable.
The Winchester Star
Shane Robinson, a pilot with Balloon Sport USA, looks over the inside of his balloon as it deflates at the end of a ride Thursday afternoon.
BalloonSport USA - Contact Information
Shane Robinson, Pilot
Phone: (913) 210-9822 -or- (417) 865-0800
P.O. Box 172
Joplin, MO 64802
News Archives - The Ohio Challenge - It's not just Hot Air!
Pilot Shane Robinson has been flying balloons for 20 years and has spent more than 2,000 hours piloting balloons over 40 states and six countries.
He also flies corporate advertising balloons.