Shawn Raya is from Oxford, Michigan. Shawn grew up with his dad flying the Father & Son Construction balloon. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 26 years and has 1740 hours as pilot-in-command of a balloon. Shawn is a purchasing manager at RHK Technology. He has a wife named Sandra and 4 kids; Joshua, Audrianna, Ashley & Victoria.
Shawn will be flying the "Fast & Furious" balloon with the "Sullair" banner. This will be his 9th year participating in the event. Shawn's family helps him crew the balloon.
Shawn placed #8 in 2012 and #3 in 2011 in the hot-air balloon competitions.