Simon Cassells   Crew

Simon Cassells was Pilot/crew at Global Ballooning Australia. He had joined us, as Crew, 18 years ago.

His duties were:

Yarra Valley pilot, ground crew, bus driver for the balloon flights (we make the pilots look good) and other maintenance duties as needed

What do you like most about your job?

Meeting new people from all walks of life & all the staff love what they do

If you could share one tip with a new employee, what would it be?
Gotta love the early mornings

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Being around people who want to be out there, sharing the experience with them love what they’ve experienced as it always exceeds what they thought would happen

Describe yourself in three words
Relaxed, Reliable & dependable

What was your worst ever job?

Working in an office!

If you weren't doing this job, what would you be?
Probably working for a Not for Profit Organisation or guiding - diving or the likes

How many times have you been ballooning?
Can’t remember

In which locations have you flown over?
Various parts of Victoria

If you could choose one place in the world to fly over in a hot air balloon where would it be?
Antarctica or the North Pole, Would settle for a flight over the bungle bungles at the least

Simon's background

Arbortist and landscaper, outdoor rec guide eg rafting, cross country, ski climbing guide

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