The best of the best link up with Picture This for the summer ahead!

Hot Air Ballooning is a one of the top things on a tourists bucket list when they visit our city. However, it’s not only the tourists we attract to come flying with us, we also attract world class pilots from all over the globe each and every year. This year is no different where we welcome back one of Britain’s most experienced pilots Andy Kaye to fly the Australian summer with us. Not only is Andy on board, this year we have a special addition to the team here at Picture This with recently crowned Hot Air Balloon Pilot World Champion Dom Bareford signing on to fly the Summer months with us. We are thrilled to add these two British pilots with this sort of calibre to our team. 

 British pilot Andy Kaye conducting a Christmas day flight in 2017

British pilot Andy Kaye conducting a Christmas day flight in 2017

 

Dom’s efforts to take out the 23rd FAI Hot Air Balloon Championships is an amazing effort considering he is only 25 years of age and the youngest ever World Champion.  To beat over 100 of the best pilots across the world with no doubt plenty more years experience behind them is outstanding. The two week event with the best of the best around the world was one not to be missed and is always pin pointed on a balloonists calendar. 

 Dom Bareford at the top of the podium following his World Championship victory.

Dom Bareford at the top of the podium following his World Championship victory.

 

Coming from a family packed with experienced Hot Air Balloon pilots, Dom was always destined for the big stage. His father David and sister Stephanie have both been crowned World Champions in the past. Austria’s event was Dom’s second World Championships after he first competed in Japan four years earlier which makes the triumph even more impressive.  

 

Picture This Ballooning strive to have the best pilots in the business operating the flights as it provides passengers with the most complete experience with the best of the best behind the wheel!

Exciting Summer awaits! Be sure to jump on board with us soon.