Why choose Sun Rise Ballooning ?
Sun Rise Ballooning is a family business and we take care of our passengers as if they are members of our family and Safety First being our primary concern.
Sun Rise Ballooning is the premium hot air balloon flight company catering for small or large groups with the country’s most experienced balloon team since the inception of ballooning in Sri Lanka. Abiding by the aviation laws and regulations set by the relevant ministries is our responsibility.
Our Balloons :
All our balloons are registered aircrafts with the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAA-SL). Our balloons undergo regular maintenance and safety audits ensuring our passengers safety and comfort with yearly inspection for airworthiness by the CAA-SL.
We handpick European Pilots who have a wealth of knowledge flying in different terrains in many countries and with a strong emphasis on safety. We are in the process of training our very own home grown Pilot under the watchful eyes of our Chief Pilot / Director initially on ground works and will finally head to Europe to be trained and certified in the proper manner.
Geared in keeping up-to date, all paperwork needed for the operation namely documentations with the CAA for balloons, Pilots, crew etc.
Handpicked to meet and greet passengers and agents in promoting safe balloon flights to the public.
Ground crew attend regular safety training including First Aid and Fire Fighting and are there to assist the pilots and passengers to ensure you have a safe morning making it an unforgettable experience !
We employ locals and we strongly support local businesses and community in every area we fly.
At every landing we hand out stationery to kids and at times adults collect them for their kids in school. Whenever the necessity arises we help the local schools.
Flight Flexibility :
We refund a 100% if your flight is cancelled due to weather. If you are around the area the next day you will be scheduled for this flight. Also if you have booked on a specific date and cannot make it due to an unavoidable circumstance we can change the date on availability.
All passengers and crew are covered by a Personal Accident Cover under Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation.
The Directors :
Justin Patrick Moore – Chief Pilot and Director
Over 30 years of experience flying hot air balloons in many countries around the world from the North Pole to Australia with over 5000 flying hours. Justin has been flying in Sri Lanka since 2006 in the North Central, Southern Region and the 1st flight in the Colombo District. With the love for Sri Lanka and making it his 2nd home and passion for ballooning, he will continue to fly till retirement.
Justin was the Chief Pilot and Director of European Balloon Display Co Ltd in the UK.
Mareena Pallie – Director Operations
As the most senior ballooning person in the country, Mareena has been a part of the Sri Lankan commercial ballooning industry since it began in the year 2003. While having more than a decade of experience and knowledge she handles the companies ground operations and is the driving force behind the companies success.
Mareena is mainly focused on the safety of her passengers as well and providing them with an experience of a life time.