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About Us | John (Stoney) Stone, Crew

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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.

John (Stoney)'s background

Policeman for 32 years.

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