A Passion for the Sky
Owner and Pilot
My name is Steve Andrews. I am the pilot of Sky Candy, a beautiful, 120,000 cubic foot, hot air balloon in Maryland. In 1989, a friend took me and some friends out of town in his small plane for my bachelor party. He even let me hold the controls for a minute. This experience ignited my love for flying. Many years later, my wife and I vacationed in New Mexico and experienced Albuquerque’s famous Hot Air Balloon Festival. We were only a few feet off the ground when that excitement returned, and before we returned home to Maryland, I had already located a hot air balloon instructor close to our Maryland home. Soon thereafter, I purchased a hot air balloon and began my lessons. After years of training, I earned my FAA commercial pilot’s certificate.