SEP 17 & 18, 2021

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Online VIP ticket sales are closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the event.


Pilot Profile

Kurt Vitense

St. Peters, MO

Balloon Name: Eden

In addition to flying hot air balloons, Kurt is also a fixed wing international corporate pilot, flying professionally for the past 25 years. He is heavily involved with the local St. Louis ballooning community, has over 8,000 hours of flight time, and loves to fly, whether it’s 5 degrees, or 95 degrees! This is Kurt’s second year participating in The Great Forest Park Balloon Race, flying his balloon Eden, named after his first granddaughter!