Anthony Peter Hurst, President
"It is with growing concern that I watch a trend among the younger generation to forget the pioneering spirit that built the greatness of this country, and to look instead for security, pensions, and other so-called benefits to take care of every human life from womb to tomb."
- Peter F. Hurst
Tony has been an avid aviation enthusiast since his youth. With a natural talent and passion for flying he obtained his pilot’s license by age 19. It is the complete freedom and the perspective of the earth from above he most appreciates and desires.
In 1982, he founded the Hot Air Jubilee as an annual community event in Jackson, MI that continues to this day. Because of his early enthusiasm for this sport, thousands of people both near and far have had the opportunity to enjoy and experience the beauty of ballooning.
One of the most significant impressions in his life came from a visit to Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota. The profound story and legacy of one man pursuing a promise and a dream inspires Tony to take bold actions.