Dave Norris


Dave Norris

Occupation: Landscape Gardener

What made you want to become a balloon pilot? The challenge of being in charge of an aircraft in 3-dimensional space where you have to develop and apply skills where the wind controls your direction of flight.

What has been your best flying experience to date? Flying at 6500ft over Lake Wanaka.

If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would it be? The Swiss Alps.

What is your ultimate goal in ballooning? Participate in a European Fiesta.

What is the coolest thing about your balloon? The colours match its name "Dragonfly" and dragonflies have become symbolic around our home - as have dragons!