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Community Highlights: Meet Jimmy Peterson of Redrock Ballooning

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jimmy Peterson.  

Hi Jimmy, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
I started my business in January 2020. Shortly after Covid shut everything down, bad timing on my part hahaha. I started flying Hot Air Balloons in 2016 to start another career other than being a professional skydiver. 

My business has been open for 3 years now, and we’ve flown thousands of people since opening. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Definitely not smooth; the pandemic almost bankrupted me. Quarantine time was extremely stressful with no end in sight. 

Once everything slowly reopened it wasn’t bad at all. Learning to run a business has been challenging but extremely rewarding. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
I do Hot Air Balloon tours over Moab, Utah. As far as I know one of the only places in the world where you can take off in a State Park and Fly over a National Park. Other than Hot Air Balloon tours, I’m teamed up with BASE Jump Moab. I’m one of a few people in the world you can go Tandem Base Jump. Between Andy and it’s the only place in the world you can fly in a Hot Air Balloon and go Tandem BASE Jump in the same day. 

What do you think about luck?
I consider myself a lucky person in many ways. Opening my business wasn’t about luck but more hard work and not giving up. 


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