Johnny Petrehn (USA)

Gas Ballooning Biography

3/18/95            First gas flight with David Levin

9/1/96              Co-owner N 35S P Skypower Gas Balloon with Jim Herschend

9/14/96            Second Gas Flight w/ Jim Herschend received Gas Rating

10/11/99          PIC Training Flight in Wörner Gas Balloon

10/25/99          PIC Training Flight

11/6/99            PIC RE/MAX Cup, Gordon Bennett Qualifier

                        Denver, CO, to Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada

                        1580 miles, 62 hours- crossing Lake Superior

10/11/00            Pilot-America’s Challenge- Training Flight

12/1/00            Built and Certified N 200 GQ, Experimental Amateur Built Gas Balloon

10/6/01            Pilot-America’s Challenge

10/5/02            Pilot-America’s Challenge


Total Gas Hours to date:            164

Total Gas Flights to date            8

Total Hot Air Hours               1820