Sancho Gonzalez-Green, born in Madrid on 27/02/1974, Is the son of Jesus Gonzalez-Green, the pioneer of modern Aerostation in Spain, who taught his son Sancho about the wonderful world of flying in hot air balloons since he was a little boy. Sancho had his first hot air balloon adventure when he was only 1 year old. At the age of 5 he flied frequently and started to master hot air balloons on his own; when he was 8 years old he was already well known in the aerostation world as “Pequeño Piloto” (Little Pilot).
When Sancho was 8 years old he turned into a real pilot when he carried out his first jump, a free short 10 minute ride, completely by himself.
Sancho was invited by Steven Forbes (Forbes Magazine) to participate in a hot air balloon festival in Normandy, where 30 of the best pilots in the world flew special shaped balloons: Harley Davidson, Beethoven, etc.. In 1992 Sancho participated in the Spanish Gran Prix 92 as official pilot of the “Pabellón de España” (Spanish Pavilion) Balloon. Flights in Seville, Madrid and Barcelona with a total of 100 participant. In 1993, he participated in the yearly hot air balloon festival in Gijón.
When he was 20 years old, in 1994, he was already flying passenger balloons of 180 thousand cubic feet with capacity for 8 passengers plus the pilot.
Worked as a Commercial Balloon Pilot in Spain, Egypt, Namibia and Turkey (Our sister company Discovery Balloons).
Other Adventures: Hot air balloon as BASE jump for parachutists (approximately 25). Sancho has licences to fly: Hang Glider, Paramotor, Ultra-Light motors and gliders. (Total of 500 hours). He holds army diving license (250 hours), enjoys windsurf, fly surf, buggies sailing, bungee jumping and power kites
Languages: Native Spanish, high level in English, low level in French & Turkish.