In Ballooning, Experience Counts!
Big Sky Balloon Co was formed by two scrappy young men just out of college and eager for adventures. Darren Kling and Steve Davis started flying balloons in the Flathead Valley of Montana in 1993 where Darren trained with Steve and received his commercial license at 23. He immediately started flying passengers on scenic flights near Glacier National Park and began building a corporate balloon program that now extends through out the Northwest. Steve left the company in 1996 and Darren has been carrying it on ever since.
In 1999 Darren was the first balloon pilot to fly over Glacier National Park and the Continental Divide, a feat that has not been repeated since. After moving his base of operations to Oregon in 2000 he's made adventure flights over the Cascade Mountains and flown extensively through out the Pacific Northwest as a corporate pilot while logging over two thousand hrs of flight time and maintaining a perfect safety record. Darren has also accumulated 18 years of experience flying balloons in the dynamic and beautiful skies over Central Oregon. No other balloon pilot comes close to the number of flight hours and years Darren has spent flying in this area.
If a very high level of experience, competency, and expertise are important to you, then Darren is THE GUY you want to go with.
Big Sky Balloon Co now brings nearly 25 years of experience to the highly specialized field of commercial balloon operations and it it with great pride that we can offer flights in such a high quality environment as Central Oregon.
Outside of ballooning Darren is also an artist and is into lots of other active outdoor sports and adventures including raising two boys.