Unlikely Partnership Gives "Rise" to Australian First

In May 2012 Australia's first disabled access basket was launched over the Melbourne CBD*.  Passengers on this flight included quadriplegic Michael Forbes and leg amputee Darren Cummins.  Michael suffered a severe spinal cord injury (SCI), with incomplete quadriplegia, as the result of a transport accident.  He is largely confined to a wheelchair.  Darren had his lower limb amputated in a motorcycle accident.  Despite these debilitating injuries both Michael and Darren have shown amazing resilience and with an indelible spirit, have continued to move forward with their lives.  The disabled basket will enable both, along with members of their family, to...

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by Despina Karatzias | Aug 13, 2012


Kiff's adventure to the North Pole

Hot Air Balloon - Where? Kiff - you may remember me, we met many years ago and you took me on my first balloon flight in Australia. I was wondering whether you might like to consider bringing one of your balloons to the North Pole?  Regards Bill [photo] You just have to love emails like this - concise, to the point and just loaded with potentiality. Bill Davis is VP of Quark expeditions operations team - he has spent most of his working life focused on opening up the amazing world of Polar Tourism. Certainly to hear from him I...

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by Despina Karatzias | Aug 13, 2012


Rochford Wines balloon

Rochford Wines is located less than an hour from Melbourne's CBD and you'll be transported into the glory of Victoria's Yarra Valley. Nestled at the foot of the Great Dividing Ranges, Rochford Wines is proud to offer its guests a unique and exciting Yarra Valley winery experience. [photo] www.rochfordwines.com.au

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by Despina Karatzias | Nov 14, 2011


2011 Asian Cup in Qatar

A team of pilots and crew from Global Ballooning Australia were invited to fly in Qatar in January for the 2011 Asian Cup.

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by Despina Karatzias | Jan 18, 2011


Excitations - Ian Mckenzie

Ian Mckenzie often known around Australia as the "outback photographer", and his stylist wife Robyn, operate a successful photographic studio from a purpose built barn studio overlooking the Murray River near Mildura in South Eastern Australia. [photo] For over 20 years the pair have specialized in photographing privately commissioned portraits and weddings. When not doing that they can be found traveling the outback of Australia creating images for their stock photography library. [photo] Take the time to view Ian's work - there are many amazing images awaiting!

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by Despina Karatzias | Aug 5, 2010


Global Tree Planting Day

A feel good day where we could give back to the environment - something we rely on when ballooning!

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by Despina Karatzias | Aug 23, 2009


Global Ballooning Australia was the chosen ballooning operator to feature...

Global Ballooning Australia was the chosen ballooning operator to feature our new white balloon in the current Qantas Frequent Flyer TV commercial. To view the commercial please go to http://www.qff.com.au/.

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by Despina Karatzias | Jul 4, 2008


Mornings with Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Our chief pilot, Kiff Saunders, appeared on Mornings with Kerri-Anne. Kerri-Anne was out in the Yarra Valley experiencing what the region has to offer, and opened her show in a balloon with Kiff.

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by Despina Karatzias | Nov 3, 2006