COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. — In a dramatic U-turn for Walla Walla University’s Aviation program, the existing fleet of planes has been sold to buy hot air balloons.
Walla Walla made the decision to capitalize on what it called “an unlimited supply of free hot air available from church administrators anxious to regulate every aspect of Adventist education.”
In addition to the cost savings of teaching balloonists instead of pilots, Walla Walla administration plan to use the balloons to evangelize the state of Washington.
The institution’s Aviation program has partnered with top campus theologians in designing the new fleet.
“Each hot air balloon will be branded with uplifting Adventist messages,” said Walla Walla Aviation spokesperson Puedo Volar.
He revealed that the school’s first completed balloon reads “Jesus is Coming.”
Volar said that the next two balloon designs will read “Time is Running Out” and “Marry Now.”