Nick Donner is from Louisville, Kentucky. He has been a licensed balloon pilot for 13 years and has over 1200 hours being pilot-in-command of a balloon. When not flying balloons, Nick is an airline pilot. His family has been involved in hot-air ballooning since before he was born; mom Terri & sister Amelia. His brother Chase is also a pilot.
Nick's balloon is named "ABO". This will be Nick's 13th year participating in the event. In 2011, Nick not only won the Field of Flight Competition, but he also won the US Nationals that year. In 2012, Nick became the World Hot-Air Balloon Champion. Visit his Balloon Pong website. His crew includes his biggest fan, mom, Terri, who is an airline pilot and his friend Yudai Fujita, Japanese National Champion.
Nick placed #5 in 2013, #4 in 2012 and #1 in 2011 in the Field of Flight hot-air balloon competitions. Nick's brother, Chase also pilots his own balloon.