Georgia Croft   Pilot

Georgia Croft is Yarra Valley Pilot & Operations Manager at Global Ballooning Australia. She joined us, as Crew Member, 3 years ago.

What do you like most about your job?

Constantly learning in an industry that embraces the natural environment and human experience. It brings a great sense of adventure, and a way to perceive the world in a different light. 

If you could share one tip with a new employee, what would it be?
If you’re not a day napper, you soon will be!

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

To work and experience life surrounded by passionate people

Describe yourself in three words
Impressionable, spontaneous, stubborn

What was your worst ever job?

Sorting bras at Harris Scarfe

If you weren't doing this job, what would you be?
A full time couch surfer

How many times have you been ballooning?
Nearly 100, I’ve lost count

In which locations have you flown over?
Yarra Valley, Benalla, Melbourne, Wloclawek (Poland), Mt Kosciuszko, Canowindra, Mudgee, Daylesford, Northam

If you could choose one place in the world to fly over in a hot air balloon where would it be?
The Bass Strait, from Tasmania to Melbourne

Georgia's background

Raised in Melbourne, I spent a few years working in all things hospitality and travelling. I studied anthropology and philosophy at university before dropping out in pursuit of a life of hot air balloons and aviation, I haven’t looked back since 2017.

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