Earn free hot air balloon rides
Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons is looking for anyone interested in becoming a hot air balloon ground crew member. Hot air balloons require a team of three to six members in order for them to fly. Also, crewing for a balloon is usually the first step in becoming a pilot. Not everyone desires to become a pilot, but enjoy the adventure of being a balloon crew member.
Here is how it works. Come out and crew for us and earn time in the basket. You can take the ride yourself or give the certificate to someone else as a gift. If you are interested in becoming a pilot, you can also trade crew time for flight instruction.
The qualifications are pretty simple. You must be physically fit and willing to work. We prefer that crew members possess a valid driver’s license and are over 16 years of age. Families are welcome. We carry 40 gallons of propane on board so NON SMOKERS are also preferred! Being a crew person involves lifting and occasionally running. Because this is our business, we expect crew to dress appropriately. That means sturdy shoes (no sandals), casual clothing (jeans and golf shirts are great). Everyone is required to wear gloves.
Your responsibilities will include helping during the inflation and pack-up of the balloon. During the flight you may be required to drive the chase vehicle and follow the balloon during its flight. You will also be interacting with our passengers, so appropriate behavior and language is expected.
If you are a dedicated and interested person, then give us a call and we’ll be happy to explain more about it and what you can expect. We look forward to hearing from you.