Elite Air offer a luxury service, second to none. The adventure continues as you rise majestically above the countryside in one of our magnificent balloons. Your safety, comfort and enjoyment really are our priority in our operation.
We will endeavor to make your flight as special as possible for you and your loved ones. Our operatives are big fans of hot air ballooning, whether as pilots, ground staff or in the office; they are all passionate about hot air balloons and love to ride in them whenever they can. They know just how magnificent the flight will be for you and they will do their utmost to ensure you cherish it forever.
Meet the team
Matt Wiltshire – Pilot
Matt gained his private pilots licence in 2010 at the age of 19 and his commercial pilots licence just 18 months later, making him the youngest commercial pilot in the UK at the time. Having flown in many countries such as the Philippines, Taiwan, France, Italy and Switzerland, he believes theres still nothing quite like flying over his home town.
Clive Wiltshire – Operations Manager
Clive has been ballooning for around fifteen years and heads the operational and logistical side of the business.
Terry Bateman – Crew Chief
James Forsey – Crew
James’ day job involves large amounts of driving off road, negotiating with land owners and being called out at all times of the day and night, making him the ideal balloon retriever!
Dean Turner – Crew
Dean is one of our dedicated crew who also holds a private pilots licence. When he’s not floating around the West Country he can be found driving his drift car sideways on various racing circuits.
Steve Withers – Crew/Pilot under training
After receiving two of our flight vouchers as a birthday gift from his wife, Steve enjoyed his flight with us so much he ended up joining the team! Now well on his way to becoming a pilot, he hopes to have his pilots licence early 2018.