Pilot of the 93Q radio
station balloon for seven years and known by the radio audience as
Began flying balloons in
1975 and has over 4000 hours of flight time.
Ranked nationally every
year since beginning competition.
Budweiser trophy winner
in 1980. (top competitive pilot for the year or the number 1 pilot
in the ranking system.)
Winner of several races
in North America, including the Great Houston Balloon Race, The
Valley Rally in Alamosa Colorado, The Fort Hamilton Balloon Rally in
Hamilton, Ohio. The Port Arthur Cavalcade Balloon Rally, The
Calgary Stampede Balloon race in Calgary Alberta Canada, The Jonesboro, Arkansas Balloon
rally, the Oldsmobile Balloon Classic in Danville, Illinois, Sky
fest, Billings Montana.
Finished 4th in the 1984
U.S. National Championships held in Indianola, Iowa.
Participated in the 1985
World Championships, held in Battle Creek Michigan, as a member of
the U.S. Team.
Participated in July,
1986, as a member of the winning U.S. Team at the North American
Championships in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
Operates a thriving
balloon ride and aerial advertising business in West Houston.
Currently holds public courses on ballooning at his facility
B.F.A. Certified flight
instructor, has trained several pilots in North America.
Former F.A.A. Designated Balloon Pilot Examiner in the Houston area.
Organizer of several
successful races in the South Texas area, including, the Missouri
City Balloon Festival, the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo, Red
Lobster Balloon Rally, and the Messina Hof Harvest Fest Balloon
Past President of the
Houston Balloon Association for 6 years, until it was dissolved in
Ed Yost Master Pilot
Award. Al Muir is one of only a handful of pilots in the
entire United States awarded the Master Pilot award for 40 years of
incident free safe flight operations.