Chris Cliver – Our RGC 2021 Event Director!Doug
Chris is a second generation balloon pilot, holding an LTA rating since 2014. While holding commercial and gas balloon ratings, his experience in ballooning has always been centered on the competitive side of the sport. Chris has represented the USA in two FAI junior world championships and he plans to compete in his third in 2021. He has also attended multiple world championships and a world air games crewing for his father (Harold “Bubba” Cliver). This experience plus years of domestic competition has set the foundation for Chris to make his debut as an event director at one of his favorite events, the Rio Grande Classic. Chris competed in RGC for the first time the weekend after receiving his LTA rating in May 2014. Chris also won the RGC and Top Gun Club Championship in 2019, and he is excited to be on the other side of the briefing table, calling fun tasks for his fellow pilots in this year’s event.