Piers has been a hot air balloon pilot since 1990 and gained his commercial pilot’s licence in 1992.
Since then he has flown more than 2,000 balloon flights as pilot in command, taking to the skies in some of the world’s most beautiful places.
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.
He has also flown hot air balloons in Burma, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Russia and numerous places around Europe.
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?