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.
Now taking off from launch sites in and around Gloucestershire, Steve Fensome has been flying for Bristol Balloons for over fifteen years, clocking up more than 1000 flights from Bristol City Centre and amassing a number of favourite landing spots on the way. He became hooked on ballooning after he and his wife took their first flight and was sold a balloon by a man in a pub!
A former micro light pilot and keen hang glider, Steve is the 007 of the team - having completed a stunt in the film Moonraker piloting a microlight that made a successful nautical take-off, enabling Roger Moore (and Steve) to leave an assortment of baddies on the deck of the boat below. Fortunately for his passengers since then Steve's launch siteantics have become considerably less dramatic.
Pete joined the company in 2006 but has been flying for 20 years.