Sportsman Peter is an true ballooning enthusiast and having started out as a Virgin Balloon Flights balloon crew member, he is now an experienced flyer providing hot air balloon rides over Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Coventry in north Warwickshire.
Peter began flying balloons in Australia in 1999, working on a huge promotional frog balloon and since then has flown all over Europe and the UK. He spent a winter in Burma flying over an area of 2,000 Buddhist temples with perfect blue skies every day.
“I have flown all over the Midlands in the UK and I love everything about my job. I’m a real enthusiast about ballooning and love the fact that every flight is different and we get to see the best times of the day from the best places,” he says.
“On a hot air balloon ride adventure you get to see every corner of the countryside and discover places well off the beaten track. I believe there’s nothing quite like ballooning and I love it when people shake my hand after a flight and tell me what a great time they had – it’s a real buzz.”
Peter was an International rugby player representing Holland in the 2nd Division 6 Nations which took him to World Cup qualifying matches in Georgia and South Korea. Now retired, he loves to play golf and keeps fit by walking Daisy the dog.