The Colorado Balloon Club (CBC) was created 47 years ago to promote hot-air and gas ballooning throughout the state of Colorado.
Our website is designed to serve as a resource for pilots, crew and enthusiasts to find more information about flying in the Denver/Ft Collins area and throughout Colorado. We invite you to browse our site, contact us with questions.
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Club
Frank E. Kafka (87) passed away November 7, 2020 in Denver, Colorado.
At age 53, Frank retired from IBM and began his second career as a commercial hot air balloon pilot. Ballooning took Norma and Frank to places around the country and the world. Over the years Frank held a number of positions in the Colorado Balloon Club including secretary, vice-president and president. He was a founding board member of the Chatfield Balloonport Association which created a permanent launch field at Chatfield State Park. He recruited other balloonists and initiated an annual tradition of giving rides to patients at Craig Hospital.
Don Piccard passed away on September 14, 2020 at the age of 95. He was the
pioneer whoinvented modern hot air ballooning together with Ed Yost in the 1960s.