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THE TOURAINE MONTGOLFIERE'S CREW

THE PILOTS

FROM COCKPIT TO BASKET...


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Dominique


Along with his 27 years' service as a fighter pilot, Dominique has been extremely interested in hot air ballooning since the 1990s. As Flight Safety Directing Officer in the Air Force, his experience allowed Touraine Montgolfière to rapidly become a reference concerning safety and organization of flights in the ballooning world.
After several years paced on the rhythm of championships, or as flight director of major air shows, such as the Montgolfiades Primagaz de Tours, Dominique now shares his passion with his passengers and students and has done so for 12 years.
He totalizes 6000 flying hours and 40 years as a flight captain. In 1996 he was awarded the highest distinction in the aeronautical world, the « médaille de l’aéronautique » (medal of aeronautics) by the Ministry of Defence.


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Franck


Franck became a glider pilot at the age of 17 and then joined the School of the Air. His training as a fighter pilot allowed him to become a civilian commercial airline pilot at 25, before being hired as a pilot in aerial works by Klaus Ohlmann, specialist in extreme glider flights holding 8 world records.

At the same time he flew hot air balloons with Dominique for leisure. But, with the ATPL (the highest qualification in civil aviation), Franck combined his experience with that of Dominique to create the company Touraine Montgolfière ®.

Franck is qualified in all types of balloons, he totalizes 2500 flying hours and celebrates his 20 years as a flight captain.



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Thierry



Thierry crossed the world as team member, of meeting in championship. 

He takes for the first time the orders in 2000 and obtains his pilot's licence. Without abandoning meetings.

Thierry works part-time as reinforcement or replacing. He makes the flights on small or  medium siezd capacity. He adds up 450 hours of flight.


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ANTONIO



Pilote in public transport and instructor with more than 1000 hours of flight, Antonio is qualified on all the types of balloon. 

He is also a technician approved by Cameron (main factory of hot-air balloons).

He flew from 4 corners of the world and speaks almost all the languages.

He joins Touraine Montgolfère in 2016 to find a little of geographical stability.


THE GROUND CREW


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BRIGITTE



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ARNAUD



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ELODIE



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HERVE



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JULIE



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PAULINE



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AURORE



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