Rainer Herkenhoff (Germany)

 

Born May 18, 1969 in Osnabrück, Germany, Licensed pilot in hot air and gas since 1992, flown gas in 180 flights = 860 hours, in hot air 300 flights = 450 hours.  First contact with gasballoon in 1977 with grandfather, August Siermann (he was in the gasballoon club: Ballonclub Teuto, Mettingen), Rainer is a member of  this club, also.  Rainer is an owner of both hot air and gas balloons

 
 
On his web site www.rainer-herkenhoff.de (further to Ballonbiographie) you can find more information on him and about the people who he taught  gasballooning.
 

Some of my fellow balloonists are Thoe Hunnekuhl and Helma Sjuts.