Steve Philkill has had a passion for flight all his life. He earned his fixed wing rating as a teenager and experimented with ultralights before getting serious about Hot Air Balloons in 1993. He is also a professional carpenter and craftsman.
In 2005 he earned his instructor's certification, instrument and multi-engine ratings, and flew charter jets for seven years.
Recently, the romance and beauty of lighter-than-air flight lured him back to ballooning. He calls his rig the "Natural High.".