How do hot air balloons work?
What training is involved to become a balloon pilot?
Global Ballooning Australia are offering a unique flight for one lucky Dad- just in time for Fathers’ Day! The winning dad will experience 'A day in the life of a balloon pilot'. He will enjoy a balloon flight during sunrise as a passenger, whilst learning about what it takes to become a certified pilot. From learning about weather conditions to communication with the ground crew, this experience shows “behind the scenes” of a pilot’s life flying balloons.
**Please see full terms and conditions of the competition here.
Closing date for entry will be 2 September 2017 at 6pm.
The winning Dad will receive:
Free 1hour sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley for 1 lucky dad.
Free buffet breakfast with complimentary champagne at Balgownie Estate.
One-on- one ‘behind the scenes’ communication with a certified pilot. This stage is provided to the winning Dad as a way of sharing information on how hot air ballooning works, the operational requirements involved, such as weather, and the process followed in preparation for flying passengers.
This is an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with a trained balloon pilot. Your Dad will see for himself, actions taken and decisions made as a VIP ‘behind the scenes’ passenger.
(Please note, the winning participant will not be flying a hot air balloon under any circumstances, as only a certified pilot is trained to operate a hot air balloon. The winner of this offer is for 1 participant only).
by Erin Tucci