John (Stoney) Stone is Crew at Global Ballooning Australia. He joined us, as Ground Crew, 17 years ago.
His duties are:
Launching and landing balloons.
It is a lot of fun.
If you could share one tip with a new employee, what would it be?
Enjoy each flight.
Meeting different and interesting people.
Describe yourself in three words
From my wife - Grumpy, Old, Contrary
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.
Policeman for 32 years.