David Hoover is a balloonist of 13 years and a principal owner of Balloon Little Rock. David is certified to fly both airplanes and balloons by the Federal Aviation Administration. In fact David flies a Boeing 727 for a world wide cargo airline when he is not at the burner controls of Balloon Little Rock's own Fellowship Elixir. David earned a pilot certificate in 1988 and has flown over 6,000 hours in nearly 20 years of aviation employment. David is a Tennessee native but now makes Little Rock his home. Before relocating to Little Rock David met his wife Donna at a Balloon festival in Taylor, MS. David is outgoing and passionate about sharing a balloon flight with the first time balloonist.
Donna Hoover is the Crew Chief and a principal owner of Balloon Little Rock. Donna is also the Specialty Imaging Manager of a children's hospital. Donna moved to Little Rock from Blevins, Arkansas in pursuit of a Radiography degree which she completed in 1987. Donna is an active participant in the local community and especially enjoys Little Rock's outdoor entrainment and community festivals. Donna married pilot David Hoover after a chance meeting at an impromptu hot air balloon rally. Donna has quickly become a participant of ballooning and its traditions. Donna loves to share with new comers the joy of an early morning first balloon ride.