The Balloon Aloft team is a group of dedicated ballooning professionals with a passion for flying and sharing the magic of hot air ballooning with others.
Owner, Director & Pilot
What’s you nickname?
When did you get started in ballooning?
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
Meeting many different people from many different countries. Every flight is different and challenging.
Describe a day on the job?
As Chief Pilot, I am responsible for all the pilots and crew, checking that their qualifications are up to date and their check flights are completed to the correct standard.
How many flights have you been on?
What’s your dream holiday?
Living where I live in Port Stephens.
Who is your hero?
Queen Elizabeth II.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
What is your funniest ballooning story?
I landed in a Monastery garden, the monks all came out and stood and looked but when I spoke to them they would not answer me. The gardener said it was their hour of silence, just my luck!