SEP 17 & 18, 2021

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Pilot Profile

Carlton Sumner

Rincon, GA

Balloon Name: Sky Walker

Carlton Sumner has over 20 years of flying experience and has logged over 10,000 hours in balloons, airplanes, and gliders. His passion for aviation took him to the University of North Dakota where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics as well as multiple pilot ratings. From school, Mr. Sumner spent the next 14 years as an airline pilot flying passengers all across the United States.

Carlton has fully immersed himself in the sport of ballooning, attending festivals and flying any chance he gets. His newest balloon, the blue and white racer manufactured by Lindstrand, has been a joy to fly and is beautiful to watch when it glows in the evenings.

Carlton’s professional aviation career is flying the Boeing 767 worldwide. He is married to his wife Kaytie of 15 years. They have 3 children; Selah, Allison, and Noah.