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About Us | Why Global Ballooning?

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About Us | Why Global Ballooning?


  • Global Ballooning's number one priority is the safety of our passengers
  • We are the only company in Victoria to employ multiple staff members with Civil Aviation and Safety Authority Maintenance Authority working under a Certificate of Approval. This Certificate is the highest possible in Australia to allow Global Ballooning to maintain its fleet to the highest possible manufacture and legislative standards
  • Our pilots are the best in the industry and firmly passionate about ballooning.  Global Ballooning Chief PilotKiff Saunders holds the highest qualification and is the only hot air ballooning examiner flying over Melbourne and Yarra Valley. You will find most of the pilots flying in Victoria including our competitors have been trained and examined by Kiff before receiving their commercial pilots licence
  • Our pilots have a combined total of over 14,000 hours flying balloons
  • We  fly all year round and have the largest fleet of balloons with over 15 balloons
  • Have safely flown over 110,000 passengers
  • Global Ballooning is the preferred operator of Tourism Victoria and therefore the State Government
  • We offer a national wide service - this allows you to use you gift certificate in various and selected locations around Australia if required
  • Global Ballooning Pilots maintain the highest possible qualifications, and standards in Australia
  • Global Ballooning is a member of the Professional Ballooning Association of Australia
  • The whole team prides itself on offering the best possible experience for every passenger
  • Global Ballooning Operational Team meets on a fortnightly basis to discuss all aspects of the operation
  • Our experienced ground crews are the best in the business and have the highest possible training - especially in the art of champagne pouring to help passengers celebrate their beautiful sunrise flight
  • Barry Ward - Global Ballooning Crew Chief, is a qualified mechanic servicing all of the Global Ballooning fleet
  • We actively meet with all our landowners in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley to discuss aspects of ballooning and to gain permission to use the land/or facilities. This means we have the largest key set and contact list!
  • The Global Ballooning team is an active member of the tourism industry promoting ballooning to Victoria, Australia and the world! Recent countries we have visited to promote the iconic image of ballooning include; New Zealand, North America, Europe, Asia and all major Australia cities
  • Global Ballooning is an accredited operator with Tourism Alliance, Better Business, ATOA and ATEC
  • We are 100% Australian family owned and operated

Our passengers are our biggest ambassadors and we continuously receive wonderful feedback. With 15 balloons and over 110,000 passengers safely flown, we welcome you to join our dedicated team to experience the joy of 'lighter than air' flight over Melbourne or the Yarra Valley.


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