Bill Hughes of Liberty Balloon School presented a great seminar over the weekend of February 23-24, 2013. As an Alumni I needed only a one day session to fulfill my safety seminar requirements for insurance, but must assume that Sunday was as well prepared and presented as the Saturday class. I have attended many seminars in the past and was hoping I wouldn't be hitting the desk with my forehead my 9:00 am. Bills presentation was interesting and got directly to the specifics as it applies to ballooning. Throughout the presentation he emphasized FAR's, weather, judgement, pilot skills and drilled down to details that were important for general knowledge and testing. He also made note of information that rarely applied to ballooning, but may appear on a test. He was on track the entire day, hours seemed to pass effortlessly as alumni and new students alike were engaged. Bill also included many tips I found interesting such as a simple formula for determining the cloud deck or a rule of thumb to determine visibility. In the last 28 years, Bill has had over 2,700 pilots attend these Ground Schools; we were indeed fortunate to have him travel here from New York to share this valuable information with us!
Please visit his web site at www.LibertyBalloonSchool.com for additional information or you can call Bill at the number on his website.