Nic first joined Bristol Balloons in 1983 when he applied for a job as crew driver. In 2008, together with his wife Gabby, Nic bought the Company and became MD.
With over 2500 hours flying experience, flights all over Europe and now a Civil Aviation Authority Examiner, Mike Evans is probably one of the region's most experienced pilots. Flying since 1982, when he discovered the Hot Air Balloon Club at Bath University, he is a major contributor to local ballooning, regularly seen over the skies of Bath and pioneering training for local pilots when he's on the ground.
Pete joined the company in 2006 but has been flying for 20 years.
Born in Germany and for many years working in Asia as a tour leader Allie discovered her passion for ballooning when she had her first flight in Burma in 2002. Since then she has gradually built up her flying experiences and she now flies everything from a 16 passenger balloon to a tiny single seater. She is also a BBAC approved inspector and a type-rating examiner (groups A&B) and loves flying gas balloons and airships when the opportunity arises.
Allie has a passion for travels and currently holds the female world-record in having flown in 85 countries. When she is not flying over the skies of Bristol or the Somerset area you might either find her in the Nova Scotia pub (when the weather is rotten) or in Burma (during the winter months).
Speaking fluent Chinese, Japanese, German and French Allie loves to engage with people and she is always keen to share her stories with you!