Skylight Balloon Festival by The Chamber (Schertz, Cibolo & Selma Areas) Hot Air Balloons
Balloon Meister  : Steve Lombardi
Director of Airflight Operations, RE/MAX®

     A 25 year career firefighter, Steve Lombardi retired from that profession in 2004 to devote full time to his life-long passion for flying. A 30-year hot-air balloon pilot, Steve is additionally a licensed airplane pilot flying corporate fixed wing aircraft, and the Director of Ballooning Operations for RE/MAX, owner of the world’s largest fleet of hot air balloons (over 100).
     In addition to scheduling all RE/MAX ballooning appearances in the Western U.S., Steve and a handful of experienced aviators conduct RE/MAX balloon flights across Texas, appearing at festivals, civic events, football games, fundraisers, grand openings and more.
     Steve is additionally the creator of the RE/MAX school balloon educational program, “How Hot Air Rises.”  Pilots inflate a hot-air balloon on the school playground and present an exciting educational program on the thermodynamics of lighter-than-air travel.  
     When not flying for RE/MAX, Steve pilots his own balloon recreationally, appearing at the big show in Albuquerque annually, where he has taken home the top pilot’s award on several occasions. 
  
Our Participating Balloonists
Bob's Aire
flown by
Anthony Haynes
Sponsored by HEB
RE/MAX
flown by
Steve Lombardi

Spyder Pig
flown by
Josh Sneed
Sponsored by
​Schertz Cibolo Emergency Clinic


Stardust
flown by 
Amanda Ibbotson
Sponsored by
Legacy at Forest Ridge




​​Wayne's Air Toy
flown by 
Wayne Stande
fer
Sponsored by
Schertz Bank & Trust

Areodactyl
flown by
Bruce Lavorgna
Primrose School of Schertz


Mariah
flown by
Mark Ibbotson
Sponsored by
Hanson Aggregate

Foxtrot
flown by
Debbie Rice

Sponsored by 
Christian Brothers Automotive

Texas Magic
flown by 
Steve Jones
Sponsored by
Embrace Orthodontics

The Castaway 1
flown by
Dave Griffin

Sponsored by
McGarrell Orthdontics

Color Me High
flown by
​Brian Duncan

Carried Away
flown by
​Fred Dinkler
Sponsored by
Weisinger Law Firm

Taiho Nijo Go
flown by
Pat Cannon

Hoss
(tethered)
flown by Bill Broker

Vesta
flown by
​Wayne Lohmayer