Richard gained his commercial hot air ballooning licence in 1993 and joined the Virgin team in 2003. He is our hot air balloon pilot for Devon and Cornwall.
Between 1994 and 2002 Richard worked as a contract pilot, flying more than 2000 passengers in balloons ranging from Cameron 180’s through to the bigger 315’s, capable of carrying up to 16 passengers.
In addition, Richard has toured Europe as part of the Michelin team, and flown a variety of special shapes, including the well known Michelin Man which stands at over 180 feet tall.
Join Richard on a hot air balloon ride in Devon or Cornwall, where he makes excellent use of his extensive local knowledge of Dartmoor, the south coast peninsula and many more points of interest to look out for on your flight.