Rusty Elwell (USA)

Professional hot air and gas balloon pilot and trainer. Owner and pilot of the "Fred B. Rabbit" special-shape hot air balloon and "Class Act," a gas balloon previously owned by Ed Yost, the acknowledged father of modern hot air ballooning. "Class Act" also has been operated by notable balloonists Ben Abruzzo, Rocky Aoki, and Maxie and Kris Anderson, and appeared in the movie, "Ragtime."