Brian Bourke (Bourkey)   Crew

Brian Bourke (Bourkey) was Crew at Global Ballooning Australia. He had joined us, as Crew, 14 years ago.

His duties were:

Making sure our passengers have a fun, enjoyable, wonderful experience before and after the flight. Ensuring our passengers have a seamless and safe morning that runs smoothly without them realising just how much work is going on behind the scenes. Making sure Nick sells more photos than Kiff.

What do you like most about your job?

There is not one thing I don’t love about this job. It is the best job ever and I’d do it for free (just don’t tell that to the boss).

If you could share one tip with a new employee, what would it be?
Make sure you’re IN THE ZONE!

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Getting passengers to smile. You’re with happy people all the time.

Describe yourself in three words
Energetic, Happy and Positive

What was your worst ever job?

In this position??? Packing up a soaked balloon in the pouring rain. Another job... Limo driver.

If you weren't doing this job, what would you be?
Full back for the Hawthorn Football Club.

How many times have you been ballooning?
NOT ENOUGH

In which locations have you flown over?
YARRA VALLEY, MELBOURNE AND MANSFIELD

If you could choose one place in the world to fly over in a hot air balloon where would it be?
I DON'T THINK IT COULD GET ANY BETTER THAN MELBOURNE OR THE YARRA VALLEY..... MAYBE ANTARCTICA?

Brian 's background

Printer by trade. Hawthorn member. Luckiest Dad in the world.