Â A First in Australia,Â a Melbourne-based Ballooning operator can now offer people that have restricted mobility an easy access solution for getting in and out of an air balloon basket.
Kiff Saunders & and the team at Global Ballooning are hoping in the future to offer the option where people can remain in their wheelchair.
The ballooning industry sits with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) so you can imagine how much effort has gone into getting all the boxes ticked so that you can have an opening door in the basket.
Discussions are continuing with CASA around enabling people to stay in wheelchairs, so until approved, padded “Seat Style” cushioning is available.
I do congratulate Global Ballooning for taking the lead with this initiative that allows greater access to a very popular recreational pastime.