Crewing Requirements

Being part of a balloon crew is more than just following the balloon in a car.

You help the pilot with pre-flight, lay out, inflation, finding suitable landing spots,  deflation and packing up the balloon.

You are the eyes, ears and nose for the pilot. You act as a liaison with passengers and landowners. You work efficiently solo and as part of a team to insure a successful flight. You are an extra level of safety to the pilot, passengers, spectators and others. You belong to a small but passionate community of balloonists and crew!

Without crew balloon pilots would not be able to fly! Crew members are critical to safe and fun ballooning!

 

Crew Member Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • No physical restrictions to lifting or other strenuous activity
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to think fast and react correctly under stress
  • Friendly
  • Able to take directions and perform tasks as instructed by pilot and/or crew chief in a quick and correct manner
  • Possess a valid drivers license
  • Ability to drive full size vans, suvs and pick-ups. Bonus if you can drive with a trailer
  • Able to work early mornings and evenings for around 3-4hrs per flight.
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Must be willing to have fun!