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Kevin Olsen

IMG_0178 (2)Kevin has always had a keen interest in all forms of aviation, even as a young teenager. He helped support his college expenses at Georgia Tech by working as a flight instructor in Atlanta. He then flew flight research aircraft for Princeton University’s aeronautical engineering college.

Enlisting in the Air Force provided him with the training required to fly F-105 jet fighters for the NJ Air National Guard.

In 1973 Kevin began flying for Eastern Airlines and that same year started ballooning as a hobby. This hobby quickly became a part-time business and grew steadily. When Eastern Airlines stopped flying in 1991—-Alexandria Balloon Flights became his full-time career.

Last year Kevin flew his 17,000th delighted balloon passenger!