John (Stoney) Stone   Crew

John (Stoney) Stone is Crew at Global Ballooning Australia. He joined us, as Ground Crew, 16 years ago.

His duties are:

Launching and landing balloons.

What do you like most about your job?

It is a lot of fun.

If you could share one tip with a new employee, what would it be?
Enjoy each flight.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Meeting different and interesting people.

Describe yourself in three words
From my wife - Grumpy, Old, Contrary

What was your worst ever job?

Going too quick and getting booked trying to get to a landing site.

If you weren't doing this job, what would you be?
A grumpy old man.

How many times have you been ballooning?
14 - 16 times - usually twice a year.

In which locations have you flown over?
Yarra Valley, Melbourne and Luxor, Egypt.

If you could choose one place in the world to fly over in a hot air balloon where would it be?
France - Loire Valley.

John (Stoney)'s background

Policeman for 32 years.

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