Pilot Profile

Mike Wadley

Weldon Spring, MO

Balloon Name: Renegade

Mike is a second generation hot air balloon pilot. He received his LTA certificate in 1997, and has held a commercial LTA license for nineteen years. Mike is the current president of the Gateway Aerostatic Association in St. Louis and recipient of the Balloon Federation of America Directors Award. His piloting experience includes a flight to 12,000 feet and participation in events throughout the country. He enjoys instructing student pilots and flying friends and family.