About Us | John (Stoney) Stone, Crew
John (Stoney) Stone is ground crew at Global Ballooning. He joined us, as a ground crew, 13 years ago.
His duties are: Launching and landing balloons.
What I like most about my job: It is a lot of fun.
If I could share one tip with a new employee, it would be: Enjoy each flight.
What is the most enjoyable part of your job? Meeting different and interesting people.
Describe yourself in three words: From my wife - Grumpy, Old, Contrary
What was your worst ever job? Going too quick and getting booked trying to get to a landing site.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you be? A grumpy old man.
How many times have you been ballooning? 14 - 16 times - usually twice a year.
In which locations have you flown over? Yarra Valley, Melbourne and Luxor, Egypt.
If you could chose one place in the world to fly over in a hot air balloon where would it be? France - Loire Valley.