John Parezo, Owner and Chief Pilot
John Parezo has been flying hot air balloons for over 17 years. He holds a Commercial Lighter-than-Air Pilot Certificate from the FAA and is certified to provide balloon flights and offer flight instruction in hot air balloons. Parezo is an active member of the Balloon Federation of America and the Professional Ride Operators. He is also a FAA Safety Team representative for ballooning in South Dakota.
Garrett Williams, Pilot
Garrett has been around balloons his entire life. He began flight instruction with 605 Balloon Ride Chief Pilot, John, in 2014. He earned his Commercial Lighter-than-Air Pilot Certificate from the FAA in 2022 and joined the 605 Balloon Ride team as a pilot shortly after.