JOHN C. DAVIS, IV (USA)

1158 South Vine Street

Denver, Colorado

80210-1831

303-777-8209 (H)

303-777-8253 (Fax)

   

BALLOON BIOGRAPHY

   

1973     - Began flying hot air balloons

 

1974     - First attended the US Nationals at Indianola, Iowa

 

1975     - Certificated in gas balloons

 

1976     - Life member of the Balloon Federation of America

         - Officer, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1977     - Balloonmeister, US Nationals

         - BFA President's Award

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1978     - Director, World Record altitude flight

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1979     - Director, World Record altitude flight

         - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1980     - Director, World Record distance and duration flights

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

 

1981     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Vice-President, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1982     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - BFA Level VII Aeronaut

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - President, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - AAAA Sid Cutter Award


1983     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Chairman, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Director, Balloon Federation of America

         - First Place, New Mexico State Hot Air Balloon Championships

 

1984     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - GAMA/FAA Accident Prevention Counselor of the Year

         - Thirteenth Place, US Nationals

         - Most Improved Pilot, US Nationals

 

1985     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - First Place, St. Louis Post-Dispatch/V. P. Fair Balloon Classic

         - Elected to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

           Hall of Fame

 

1986     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - First Place, New Mexico State Hot Air Balloon Championships

         - Fourteenth Place, US Nationals

 

1987     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Assistant Balloonmeister, Albuquerque International Balloon

           Fiesta

         - Fourth Place, New Mexico State Hot Air Balloon Championships

         - Balloonmeister, Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

 

1988     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Balloonmeister, Israeli Hot Air Balloon Goodwill Fiesta

         - Safety Officer, US Nationals

         - FAA Liaison, US Nationals

         - Elizabeth J. Dumont Safety Award

         - Balloonmeister Award, US Nationals

         - Balloonmeister, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

1989     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Balloonmeister, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Balloonmeister, Wells Branch Balloon Race, Austin, Texas

 

1990     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Balloonmeister, New Mexico State Championships

         - Balloonmeister, Wells Branch Balloon Race, Austin, Texas

 

1991     - FAA Designated Pilot Examiner

         - FAA Safety Counselor

         - Director. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1992     - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1993     - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - BFA Colorado State Champion

 

1994     - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - Ninth Place, Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1995     - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1996     - Level VIII Aeronaut, Balloon Federation of

           America

         - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1997     - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

         - 4th Place, New Mexico State Championships

 

1998     - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 

1999     - Director, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

-  Event Director, Non-competitive Balloons, U. S. National Hot Air Balloon Championships, Rantoul, IL