Throughout his piloting career Piers has flown balloons in both their smallest and largest capacities, from one man ‘cloudhoppers’ to huge commercial baskets carrying 20 passengers.
Talking of his most memorable flights Piers recalls his favourite being in the Himalayan mountain kingdom of Bhutan, taking off in remote villages 10,000 feet above sea level and soaring on the wind over the mountains.
In the UK and as a part of the Virgin Balloon Flights team, Piers will be flying our passengers in Dorset and Somerset.
“The area is a beautiful one in which to fly. The views of the Mendips and the Quantocks can be stunning from the air and it’s always exciting seeing the spectacular Dorset coast,” he says.
Why not see the sights for yourself and climb on-board a South West hot air balloon ride with Piers?