Chris Tantillo

Topeka, Kansas

Breaking Wind


Chris is a founding member of the GPBC.  His father, the late Chuck Tantillo, brought the first hot air balloon to Topeka in 1974, conceived the annual Great Plains Huff 'n Puff in 1976, and co-founded the Great Plains Balloon Club in 1977.

In 1992 Chris expanded a family hobby into a full time operation with his company Sail Away.

He says it has been a real honor to share balloon flights with so many people from so many places, and especially satisfying to welcome and train the recent waive of new balloon pilots here in Topeka.  Few communities in the world include 13 new (first time) balloon owners in just the past several years. It is a very social sport, so please come out and join the fun!

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