Dave Berka

As a Hot air balloon pilot Dave has logged over 2000 hours in the air. His enthusiasm for ballooning is endless. If you get a chance to have a conversation with Dave He will surely entertain you with one of his many balloon related experiences and stories.

Dave writes, "I've been a commercial hot air balloon pilot since 1979. I flown in the Swiss Alps and Germany s Bavarian Alps. One of my most unique flights was flying over Niagra falls. I have trained 21 pilots including my son Joel. I attend many festivals in the United States as well as Canada, and very much enjoy the Warren County Hot Air Balloon Festival. The event organizers, and the people of Warren County make this such a great event to attend. looking forward to this years festival."