It’s hard to believe that the Hunter Valley will soon be decorating itself, ready for the beautiful celebrations of Christmas. The red of the red wines and the green of the grapevines, are of course our naturally occurring decorations. But top that with magical and amazing Christmas light displays, stunning venues and views, and you have the perfect party place ready and waiting for the celebrations to begin!
Hi, I’m Matthew Scaife, Senior Pilot with Balloon Aloft in the Hunter Valley. If you have been to the Hunter Valley before and have been up early in the morning you may have seen me with a basket full of people floating high above the vineyards in one of our colourful balloons.
In my job as a hot air balloon pilot I often get asked a lot of questions about ballooning and how hot air balloons work. So here is a bit of an insight into a day in the life of a balloon pilot with some frequently asked questions.