Jeremy King was born and raised in Indianola Iowa, where the National Championships used to be held, so he has been around the hot-air ballooning world all his life. He started as a baby being pulled around the balloon field in a wagon while his mother sold programs. As he got older he was able to sell programs himself. At the age of 14 he signed up to crew and right there knew he wanted to be a pilot someday. It took many years of crewing and flying with friends before he decided to go get a balloon and license himself.
In 2003 Jeremy started his training in a good friend's balloon. In early 2004 Jeremy talked his crew chief into driving down to Florida to pick up a balloon. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 7 years with 420 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon and he received his commercial license in June 2008. Now he is training some of his crew to become pilots.
Jeremy is a handyman as well as the proud dad of his new son, Cooper Wade King. He will be flying the balloon called "That One There" and he flies for "HBC Contracting". This will be his 5th year participating the event. Check out Jeremy's website and also LIKE his Team Flyin' KOAT Facebook Page. KOAT = King Of All Trades. Jeremy truly loves to be in the air and see the faces of people when he comes floating by. His crew consists of Brad Morris and Jean & Courtney Grant.