Ballooning: The team
Our team is a real family affair.
Guy, the father, and Thomas and Vincent, his two son, decided in 2005 to create “Montgolfiere de Gascogne” to share their passion for this wonderful flying machine.
Guy was born in the Gers area in a farmer family and from a young age, he kept looking towards the sky dreaming about flying. When he was a teenager in high school in Nogaro, he could finally realise his dream when he became a member of the very active and renowned local glider club which initiated young volunteers in counterpart of a few hours of cleaning and restoring gliders.
The passion was born!
In 1978, he got his aircraft licence in Auch flying school, then was introduced in 1986 to the hot air balloon by a pilot friend. He becomes hot air balloon pilot in 1987 and instructor in 1990.
Since then Guy accumulated over 1,600 hours flight in hot air balloon and his passion for flying is still as strong as the beginning.
Thomas and Vincent, his two sons, followed their father passion for flying from a young age, first in Airplane rides and then in hot air balloon.
They now accumulate together more than 1,500 hours flight and when they are not in the air, they do not hesitate to start various projects such as hot air balloon or gas balloon homebuilding to perpetuate this French cultural tradition.
It is therefore natural that over their experiences, all three became aware of the privilege and the magic of ballooning. This method of slow speed flight provides a different and exceptional vision of the nature below you.
So, since 2005 they decided to propose hot air balloon rides with the aim to share this passion, to discover these emotions by always having the golden rule to provide maximum pleasure and satisfaction to people going in our baskets.
We have chosen not to have too big balloons (from 2 to a maximum of 7 people) to preserve your comfort, conviviality and experience. This way our pilots will be able to explain the landscape and history of the area. Our first concern is your satisfaction and we want to make sure that you will live a unique and pleasant trip.
Our equipment is renewed regularly to always keep the balloons in perfect conditions, equipped with the latest developments to provide comfort and optimum safety during your flight.
Our company is approved for the public transport of passengers by the Civil Aviation Administration (Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile).
More than 25 years of ballooning experience at your service !