My wife, Pheann and I had the privilege of enjoying a most pleasurable balloon flight on the 11th February.
As a seasoned commercial fixed wing pilot and flying instructor and having an in depth knowledge of the criteria and compliances required to run a safe and successful aerial operation (45 years of involvement in general aviation and flight safety) this is what I would like to say to everyone involved.
A most professional operation with safety at the forefront. Exceptionally well kept and well run facility. All equipment in excellent condition. Highly motivated, competent, well turned out and pleasant staff. Excellent management of time schedules and passenger comfort while very carefully considering weather conditions and making appropriate pre-flight decisions. Although not at all a balloon pilot myself but after being in aviation and flight safety for so many years one tends to pick up quickly on deviations from safe and recommended practise. All was good.
Marc was our pilot who flew us safely and confidently while making all on board feel at ease and relaxed. He navigated perfectly using the wind directions at different altitudes to carry us in a westerly direction in the valley to arrive absolutely spot on in our destination ‘pick up’ field. Well done Marc!
Pheann and I would like to thank everyone for a most refreshing and invigorating experience, not to forget the superb breakfast.
Please convey our thanks and gratitude to everyone.
Kind regards and keep the balloons flying.”