Kenny Jay, from the small town of Brookfield, Missouri, was introduced to the Hot-Air Ballooning sport from the local balloon derby, "Great Pershing Balloon Derby." Kenny and his wife both live in Hallsville, MO. He has been a private pilot since 2009. He owns and operates a small commercial diesel repair shop and spends his free time hunting, fishing and flying his hot-air balloon. Kenny will be flying his Mai'ken Memories balloon for the 5th time in this year's Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival.