Repair Station

Paul S. Stumpf is the owner and operator of FAA Certified Hot Air Balloon Repair Station RG5R170N. 

Since 1979, he has specialized in the fabrication, repair and inspection of hot air balloons, as a full time occupation.

Some of you may not be aware that Stumpf Balloons now has a second certified Repaiman officially on our roster.

Zach Weindel has been apprenticing with me part-time for 9 years. He received his FAA Repairman Certificate in 2022. Zach is trained in all balloon brands serviced by Stumpf Balloons. He can perform repairs, inspections and Return to Service authorizations. He is also an Experimental balloon designer/builder and is a Private rated hot air balloon pilot, working on his commercial rating. Zach and his dog Gwilly look forward to meeting and working with everyone, while carrying on the long standing tradition of excellence at the Stumpf Balloons Repair Station.

Repair Station RG5R170N

  • FAA Certified for:
  • Aerostar International Inc. –   Authorized Factory Service Center
  • Firefly Balloons (Balloon Works)
  • Adams Balloons
  • Cameron Balloons U.S.
  • Eagle Balloons Ltd.
  • Experimental / Amateur-Built Balloons
  • Experimental / Exhibition Category
  • Galaxy Balloons (Firefly Balloons)
  • Head Ballooning Inc.
  • Kubicek Balloons
  • Lindstrand Balloons Ltd.
  • National Ballooning
  • Thunder & Colt
  • UltraMagic Balloons

PAUL STUMPF – Hot Air Balloon Practical Maintenance and Repair – BFA Convention VIMEO (56:04)


PAUL STUMPF – Cold weather flying article for Ballooning Magazine (pdf document)


Stumpf Balloon Repair Station

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