Pilot Profile

Joe Nusrala

Defiance, MO

Balloon Name: High Stakes

Joe has a love for flying. He flies both hot air balloons and helicopters currently. He is just now getting into powered paragliders. Joe has been flying balloons since 1987. He has flown over 600 flights. Joe took second place at the Great forest Park Balloon race in 2011 and won 1st place in 2013. He lives in Defiance Missouri and owns an internet business that sells luggage, backpacks, briefcases and shoes. He just recently opened the Quarry Wine Garden in New Melle with some partners.