Jim Buzby

A native of New Jersey and resident of Hunterdon County for the last 27 years, James Buzby will be flying his Buzz Off balloon. Shortly after moving to Union Township from Somerville, Jim and his family started chasing balloons casually in the evenings as so many people in this area often do. Jim began chasing for his friend, Rich Wiedenhaefer, pilot of the Strawberry Balloon. Rich agreed to give Jim lessons and the love of ballooning began. Fourteen years and two balloons later, Jim and his first-rate crew can be seen on beautiful evening and early morning flights in our area.

We love coming to the Warren County Farmers’ Fair very year. The people are great and the relaxed flying atmosphere is very enjoyable. We will sincerely miss Fred. He was an inspiration to all of us in ballooning. He definitely did it right.

Jim recently retired and now has more time to devote to his favorite hobbies of skiing and ballooning.