For Pilots & Crew

Pilots

For pilots wishing to participate in the Alabama Jubilee, you can fill out the appliction below and send-in your informaiton.  The Alabama Jubilee is open to all licensed balloon pilots and does-not have a minimum hour requirement.

Applications are due by March 1st of the current year and requires copies of all documents, current photo and $50.00 appliction fee. For those that may be entering late; go ahead and send your information; we do maintain a waiting list. 

Each pilot is provided a single hotel room at the event hotel for the duration of the event.  You will be provided all propane in the typical 'come full, leave full' arrangement that most events offer. There are several meals provided for yourself and a portion of your crew and a pilot/sponsor reception on Friday evening. 

Come see why pilots that come to the Alabama Jubilee come back year-after-year for the great time and good friends!

Pilot Application

Crewing

It takes five or six people to launch and recover a balloon, and some pilots will depend on local people to help crew for their balloons.

Crewing involves a little heavy lifting and knowledge of the local area. They help the pilot assemble, inflate, launch, chase, recover, and pack-up the balloons.

Crewing for a balloon lets you see a whole other side to the ballooning experience that can be just as fun as flying itself; in fact many pilots have crew members that have been helping them for years!

If you are interested in helping crew, come to the stage at the beginning of each pilot briefing (18 and up only please) or fill-out our crew application. 

Crew Application

If there is enough interest, we may also be hosting a 'Crew School' to familiarize potential crew with balloons and get to know you.  Please check the schedule for the date, time and location.

Crew are not allowed to bring their vehicles onto the field nor will they receive passes to pilot & sponsor events. Crew should be of decent physical shape, will want to wear long pants, close-toed shoes, and be ready to get dirty.