Carol Rymer Davis (USA)

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  BALLOON BIOGRAPHY

 

 

     1973           Began flying hot air balloons

 

     1974 - Present     Participant, US National Championships

 

     1975           Member, International Jury, 2nd World

                    Championships

                    10th Place, US National Championships

                    Certificated in gas balloons

                    World Record attempt, AX-6 Distance,

                    unsuccessful

 

     1976           Life Member of the Balloon Federation of

                    America

 

     1978           World Record, AX-5 Altitude, 25,000'

 

     1979           World Record, AX-5 Altitude, 31,300'

 

     1980           World Record, AX-5 Duration,

                    6 hr. 34 min.

                    World Record, AX-5 Distance, 143 miles

                    Crew Chief, USA Team #1, World Gas

                    Balloon Championships, Belgium

 

     1981           Recipient, Diplome Montgolfier (World

                    award for achievement in ballooning),

                    Tokyo, Japan

 

     1982 - 1983     Instructor, Albuquerque Aerostat

                    Ascension Association Ground Schools

 

     1983           Level VII Aeronaut, Balloon Federation

                    of America

 

     1985           Member, Gas Balloon Events Committee,

                    Balloon Federation of America

 

     1986           Member, Hot Air Balloon Events

                    Committee, Balloon Federation of

                    America

     1986 - 1992     Member, Board of Directors, Balloon

                    Federation of America

 

     1987 - 1990     Treasurer, Balloon Federation of

                    America

 

     1987 - 1988     Secretary, Competition Division

                    Balloon Federation Of America

 

     1988           Master Crew Chief, Balloon Federation

                    of America

 

     1990 - 1991     Vice President, Balloon Federation

                    of America

 

     1990           2nd Place, 1st Ladies World Cup

                    Saga, Japan

                    Safety Officer, Albuquerque International

                    Balloon Fiesta

 

     1991           4th Place, New Mexico State Hot Air

                    Balloon Championships

 

                    Chief Safety Officer, Albuquerque International

                    Balloon Fiesta

 

                    5th Place, 2nd Ladies World Cup

                    Saga, Japan

 

     1992           8th Place, 3rd Ladies World Cup

                    Saga, Japan

 

     1993           2nd Place Colorado Balloon Club Championships

 

     1995           4th Place, America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race

                    Albuquerque, New Mexico

World Record, AA-6 to AA-15 Distance and Duration, Albuquerque, New Mexico to Lisbon, Ohio, Co-pilot with Leslie Davies

 

     1996           Level VIII Aeronaut, Balloon Federation

                    of America

2nd Place, Gordon Bennett Qualifier, St. Louis, Missouri to Old Trap, North Carolina, Co-pilot with Richard Abruzzo

 

      1997    2nd Place, New Mexico State Championships  

 

Holds altitude, duration and distance world records in various categories of balloons. Participant in the U.S. National Championships, 1974 to the present. Recipient of the 1981 Diploma Montgolfier.