PILOT NAME: Bennett Schwontkowski
HOMETOWN: Cary, IL
BALLOON NAME: REMAX
Bennett went for his first hot air balloon flight in June, 1974 and was licensed in 1977. Being the youngest pilot at that time in Illinois, he has since then performed over 3,100 flights and operations and flown over12,500 passengers. Bennett operates the only corporate balloon promotion agency in the Chicago area, providing clients with decades of experience in hot and cold air balloon operations.
Flying the RE/MAX hot air balloon in northern Illinois has allowed him to experience many opportunities from Lake Michigan to Iowa, from flights over cities including Chicago to small town community festivals.
The RE/MAX balloon team is proud to participate at the second Harvard Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival.