Established in 1987 by experienced commercial balloonists Jon Rudoni and Andy Rawson, the company now has the ability to fly more than six thousand passengers each year and owns a fleet of ten balloons. As a family business we are passionate about ballooning, and offer our customers an unrivalled service. Long before we ever considered a commercial enterprise, we were ballooning for pleasure at our own expense!
All of our aircrew hold unrestricted commercial pilot's licences, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, and each pilot has years of experience flying hot air balloons. Company Chief Pilot, Jon Rudoni, has 3500 flying hours in balloons alone. An annual flight examination and medical for every pilot ensures continuing high regard for passenger safety. You can certainly trust to our extensive experience and respected reputation!
Our pleasure flight balloons are classified as Public Transport Category aircraft, which means that they are granted a certificate of airworthiness by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) when manufactured. That certificate is renewed after every 100 hours of flight (or 12 months - whichever comes first), when the balloon is carefully inspected by a CAA licensed maintenance organisation. Your safety is ultimately our safety too!