Dean Ragg   Pilot

Dean Ragg was Pilot at Global Ballooning Australia. She had joined us, as Pilot , 9 years ago.

Her duties were:

Piloting Hot Air Balloons in the Yarra Valley

What do you like most about your job?

The thrill my passengers get when they experience what I do on a daily basis

If you could share one tip with a new employee, what would it be?
Don’t give up on the dream.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Being up in the sky.

Describe yourself in three words
Fun, Caring and Optimistic

What was your worst ever job?

Hay carting on a farm :(

If you weren't doing this job, what would you be?
Human hehe, Photocopy Tech

How many times have you been ballooning?
550 apox

In which locations have you flown over?
Canterbury New Zealand, Hamilton New Zealand, Wanaka New Zealand, Most of the South Island New Zealand, Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Gulf of Carpentaria.

If you could choose one place in the world to fly over in a hot air balloon where would it be?
Methven Canterbury New Zealand

Dean 's background

I have been flying since I was 18 years of age. I started as a fixed wing pilot (aeroplanes) in 1992 and got into Hot Air Ballooning in 2005. I am a qualified flight instructor for fixed wing and Ballooning. I love any form of aviation being full scale to radio controlled to kites. I class myself as retired as I do my hobby for a living. There is nothing like being up in the sky free as a bird.