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Jeremy Tomkinson

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What is your occupation? SAP Platform Manager at Mercury

What made you want to become a balloon pilot? We met some people on our honeymoon (many, many years ago) who invited us to crew at a fiesta in the UK, we ended up getting a flight and immediately I was hooked.

What has been your best flying experience to date? When I was living in the UK, I was involved in a mass ascension high altitude flight, where we were trying to get as many of the balloons above 10,000 feet - it was an amazing sight to see so many balloons high over the English countryside.

If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would it be? In the hills and mountains in the South Island - easily some of the best scenery in the world and to see it from a balloon... unbeatable!

What is your ultimate goal in ballooning? To see more and more people enjoying the sport. Ballooning is a unique and truly amazing way of seeing the world and I would like to see as many people enjoying that as possible.