Balloon Name: ‘Red Kite’

Pilot: Lawrie Ellis

Lawrie has been a balloon pilot for more than 20 years. He flies big balloons, with up to twenty passengers, in the UK and Australia.

He usually manages with only one crew member.

We haven't worked out why he has to have 4 crew for his 5-man balloon in Ireland. Maybe it is the lure of the Guinness!

They may not be the best crew, but they are surely among the "best-dressed".

Image of Red Kite G-BXHE Balloon