ERAY BORA

Chief Pilot, Instructor

 


Graduted from Selcuk University, Natural Gas Heating Systems and Technology Department. Graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Business Administration. DGCA Instructor Pilot. Discovery Balloons Chief Pilot and Flight and Training Manager. Has 3000+ hours of flight experience with hot air balloons in 11 years. Has been working for many years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons and Kubicek Balloons. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Full time pilot for Discovery Balloons with an expected average of over 300 flights per year. ISO 9001-2008 authorized quality inspector. Licensed radio user. Has certificates from Versant And Tomer for foreign language proficiency. His biggest dream is to perform and record flights. Hobbies: Flying, swimming, traveling, playing soccer, listening to music and watching movies.

UMIT ERTOSUN

 

Student at Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University Tourism and Travel Faculty. Discovery Balloons Quality Manager. Has Emergency Procedures Training Certificate from Cappadocia Vocational College. Has Meteorology Training Certificate from Cappadocia Vocational College. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. ISO 9002-2008 authorized quality inspector. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons. Has been working for 5 years in ballooning and aviation. Has 800 hours of flight experience with hot air balloons. Flown with many different brands and models. Full time pilot for Discovery Balloons. Hobbies: Flying, travelling, swimming, safari.

Umit is spending half of the year in Sri Lanka, as he is a coordinator and pilot in Sri Lanka Balloon, our sister company.

KEMAL KAYA

 

Double major graduate from Anadolu University business administration and Nevsehir University tourism and travel agency. He is certified for the maintenance of Linstrand balloons. 650 hours with a hot air balloon and counting. Kemal has a passion for flight ever since he saw balloons from his office window in a fancy cave hotel where he worked as night shift manager. Great communication skills and attention to detail make him one of the best pilots in Cappadocia.

ABDURRAHMAN POYRAZ

 

Graduated from Nevsehir Industrial Vocational High School. Worked abroad for many years in the construction industry. Speaks English and Russian.

Full time pilot for Discovery Balloons with an expected average of over 300 flights per year.

Has 650 hours of flight experience with hot air balloons. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons and Ultramagic Balloons. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Hobbies: Flying, playing soccer, traveling, hiking