December 15, 2006
<For Immediate Release>
Affiliate Wins World Ballooning Championship
John Petrehn, a Sales Associate with RE/MAX First Realtors in Shawnee Mission, Kan., took home top honors at the 17th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Tochigi, Japan in November.
Petrehn, who also is a Balloon Pilot for the RE/MAX Mid-States and Dixie region, beat out 62 other competitors from 31 countries.
During the 10 days of the championship, pilots were scored on 28 individual tasks. Each flight has between one and five parts, with two to three tasks per part.
The hardest part of this year's competition for Petrehn was that he's had little time to practice since changing professions.
For Petrehn, flying hot air balloons and being a RE/MAX Affiliate are a perfect fit.
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