Autumn Aloft brings dozens of hot air balloons over Park City for spectators to enjoy. For one family, it’s not just a spectacle—it’s a job.
Tim Taylor is the pilot. Daren Dee-Taylor is the crew chief. And their daughter, Mari, is basically the first mate. Together, along with a crew of six or more people, they safely send a big, red, white and blue balloon into the air and land it on the ground as the Dee III Balloon Team.
Tim loves flying balloons, in part, because his connection to them started with a celebration of his and Daren’s love.