Pilots

Who's Who in 2020

This year we will be hosting an all Canadian line up of pilots. Sadly, our international friends will not be able to attend due to isolating requirements after entering the country should the border open in late September.

Please welcome and get to know the 17 entries 2020's Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival.

  • Competitor: #1

  • Pilot: John Phillips

  • From: Parkland County AB

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - John Phillips
  • Balloon: Purple Haze

  • Call Letters: C-GSTK

  • Type: Aerostar RX7

  • Size (volume): 77500

HIIBF 2020 - John Phillips: Purple Haze
  • Competitor: #2

  • Pilot: Brant Leatherdale

  • From: Calgary AB

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Brant Leatherdale
  • Balloon: Herbal Magic

  • Call Letters: C-GHER

  • Type: Firefly 8B 15

  • Size (volume): 90000

HIIBF 2020 - Brant Leatherdale: Herbal Magic
  • Competitor: #3

  • Pilot: Stan Wereschuk

  • From: Leduc AB

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Stan Wereschuk
  • Balloon: Experimental

  • Call Letters: C-GNHB

  • Type: Bill Whalen AX8

  • Size (volume): 77000

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  • Competitor: #4

  • Pilot: Jamie Kinghorn

  • From: High River AB

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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  • Balloon: Eye of RA

  • Call Letters: C-GRAA

  • Type: Bill Whalen AX8

  • Size (volume): 90000

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  • Competitor: #5

  • Pilot: Jennifer Podruski

  • From: High River AB

  • Attended: 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Jenn Podrusk
  • Balloon: Louie

  • Call Letters: C-FVEN

  • Type: Aerosport RX7

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Jenn Podruski: Louie
  • Competitor: #6

  • Pilot: Dale W. Ritchie

  • From: Golden BC

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Dale Ritchie
  • Balloon: Emily

  • Call Letters: C-FJAV

  • Type: Sundance SBA77

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Dale Ritchie: Emily
  • Competitor: #7

  • Pilots: Walt & Linda Then

  • From: Calgary AB

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Walt and Linda Then
  • Balloon: Big Toy

  • Call Letters: C-GIGC

  • Type: Cameron N77

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Walt and Linda Then: Big Toy
  • Balloon: Big Toy II

  • Call Letters: C-GTHE

  • Type: Cameron O77

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Walt and Linda Then: Big Toy
  • Competitor: #8

  • Pilot: Richard Clark

  • From: Calgary AB

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Richard Clark
  • Balloon: Our Treat

  • Call Letters: C-FGBY

  • Type: Cameron O77

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Richard Clark: Our Treat
  • Competitor: #9

  • Pilot: Shane Lockyer

  • From: Calgary AB

  • Attended: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Shane Lockyer
  • Balloon: Lil Cameron

  • Call Letters: C-FISN

  • Type: Cameron N65

  • Size (volume): 65000

HIIBF 2020 - Shane-Lockyer: Lil Cameron
  • Competitor: #10

  • Pilot: Philippe Watters

  • From: Kitchener ON

  • Attended: 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Philippe Watters
  • Balloon: Multi Color

  • Call Letters: C-FHYS

  • Type: Cameron O120

  • Size (volume): 120000

HIIBF 2020 - Philippe Watters: C-FHYS
  • Competitor: #11

  • Pilot: Sebastian Poupart

  • From: Mont Saint-Gregoire QC

  • Attended: 2020

HIIBF 2020: Sebastian Poupart
  • Balloon: Magic Demo

  • Call Letters: C-GVUM

  • Type: UltraMagic M65

  • Size (volume): 65000

HIIBF 2020 - Sebastian-Poupart: Ultramagic Demo
  • Competitor: #12

  • Pilot: Johann-Francois Quellette Freve

  • From: Longueul QC

  • Attended: 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Johann-Francois Freve
  • Balloon: Freedom

  • Call Letters: C-GIJM

  • Type: Fantasy 8 90

  • Size (volume): 90000

HIIBF-2020-Johann-Francois-Freve-Freedom
  • Competitor: #13

  • Pilot: Dale Lang

  • From: Taber AB

  • Attended: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Dale Lang
  • Balloon: Jelly Bean

  • Call Letters: C-FWEO

  • Type: Aerostar S52A

  • Size (volume): 65000

HIIBF 2020 - Dale Lang: Jelly Bean
  • Competitor: #14

  • Pilots: Bill Whalen & Sandra Rolfe

  • From: Vankleek, ON

  • Attended: 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Bill Whalen and Sandra Rolfe
  • Balloon: BeeLieve

  • Call Letters: C-GHBP

  • Type: Whelan AX7

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Bill Whalen: Bee Lieve
  • Balloon: Tiki

  • Call Letters: C-GYTK

  • Type: Whelan AX7

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Bill Whalen: Tiki
  • Competitor: #15

  • Pilot: Scott Beaton

  • From: High River AB

  • Attended: 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Scott Beaton
  • Balloon: Midnight Sun

  • Call Letters: C-GMOA

  • Type: Firefly 7

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Scott Beaton: Midnight Sun
  • Competitor: #16

  • Pilot: David Gleed

  • From: Coldstream BC

  • Attended: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - David Gleed
  • Balloon: Pegasus

  • Call Letters: C-GXLU

  • Type: Cameron Viva 77

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - David Gleed: Pegasus
  • Competitor: #17

  • Pilot: Bill Dickinson

  • From: Rolling Hills AB

  • Attended: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

HIIBF 2020 - Bill-Dickinson
  • Balloon: Geppetto

  • Call Letters: C-GFPH

  • Type: Galaxy GLX 7

  • Size (volume): 77000

HIIBF 2020 - Bill-Dickinson: Geppetto
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