Grooming crew members

14 Nov 2022

Hot air ballooning is an individual sport that is practiced in a team. We always talk about the pilot, his one year training, his obligation to know the air regulations, the weather, in particular. Then there is the practical training, that is to say to put oneself at the controls of the big bubble of hot air. But we don’t talk enough about the crew members. The ones who take the controls of the following vehicle, who help the pilot to set up the balloon, who fold the equipment and try to follow the trajectory of the balloon on the small roads in order to be at the foot of the balloon, on the right road or the right field. There is no school for this. You learn on the job by listening to the advice of the older ones.