2020 Young Guns Nationals

The Great Texas Balloon Race Texas Young Guns

June 19-21, 2020 | Longview, Texas


Created for young pilots who are 29 and under, have balloon pilot's license, & a minimum of 25 hours flying prior to July 26, 2019.



GTBR 2019 is launching Texas Young Guns to properly introduce young pilots to the world of competition ballooning with non-forbidding and uncomplicated task-calling.  Safe flying conditions must be present and BFA/HACD rules (unless modified) will be followed.  Pilots will be introduced to the use of loggers.  

Texas Young Guns will compete together on separate tasks from the seasoned competitors of the Great Texas Balloon Race except on the final flight.  All flights will be solo.  


#101 Blake Aldridge from Longview, TX

Blake flies Inheritance

#102 Renai Cafferty from Kyle, TX

Renai flies Texas Twist

#103 Duncan Hernandez from Albuquerque, NM

Duncan flies Singularity

#104 Andrew Petrehn, Jr.

Andy will fly No Lime

Andy will fly No Lime

#105 Cameron Wall from Albuquerque, NM

Cameron flies Summer Saver

#106 Gordie White from Lakeway, TX

Gordie flies T Racer