A Life in the Air

World and six-time U.S. national hot air balloon champion Bruce Comstock also set world records for duration, distance, and altitude. As president of the Balloon Federation of America and editor of Ballooning magazine in the 1970s, he helped guide the early development of the sport. He later built a major balloon manufacturing company, and designed and built the autopilot that made possible a solo balloon flight around the world. Always looking to push limits, Bruce on one flight flew in an open basket to over 30,000 feet, on another eked out 645 miles on the fuel normally used for a local pleasure flight, and on yet another cruised more than 1500 miles from Colorado to Pennsylvania. It is no surprise that he is in both the international and U.S. ballooning halls of fame.

A Life in the Air tells his story.

 

Never before has there been such a book, so honest and so revealing of one man's passion for aerostation. Happy, humble, joyous, contrite, proud, and enthusiastic.          

                                                                  ~ Anthony Smith, adventurer, explorer and best-selling author

 
A Life in the Air is an engaging tale, especially of the evolution of competi- tive ballooning, and of a talented and focused man who lived it. More than a collection of stories of the adventures of Bruce Comstock, his family, and their cadre of ballooning friends, this book reveals how one man’s passion and creativity shaped a life that forever changed one corner of aviation.   

                                                                    ~ Al Nels, multiple world and U.S. national hot balloon champion

Never before has there been such a book, so honest and so revealing of one man's passion for aerostation. Happy, humble, joyous, contrite, proud, and enthusiastic.
 

                

 

 ~ ANTHONY SMITH, adventurer, explorer and best-selling author

World and six-time U.S. national hot air balloon champion Bruce Comstock also set world records for duration, distance, and altitude. As president of the Balloon Federation of America and editor of Ballooning magazine in the 1970s, he helped guide the early development of the sport. He later built a major balloon manufacturing company, and designed and built the autopilot that made possible a solo balloon flight around the world. Always looking to push limits, Bruce on one flight flew in an open basket to over 30,000 feet, on another eked out 645 miles on the fuel normally used for a local pleasure flight, and on yet another cruised more than 1500 miles from Colorado to Pennsylvania. It is no surprise that he is in both the international and U.S. ballooning halls of fame.  His ballooning adventure memoir  A Life in the Air  tells his story.  A Life in the Air  is available in print, digital, and audio formats.  Order it here.

A Life in the Air is an engaging tale, especially of the evolution of competitive ballooning, and of a talented and focused man who lived it.  More than a collection of stories of the adventures of Bruce Comstock, his family, and their cadre of ballooning friends, this book reveals how one man’s passion and creativity shaped a life that forever changed one corner of aviation.
      
                                               

~ AL NELS, multiple world and U.S. national hot air balloon champion

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