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Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd

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Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd is a fully licensed operator and approved by the CAASL (Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka) affiliated to Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation and relevant ministries to operate Hot Air Balloon Rides in Sri Lanka.

 

As an investment of Uluer Group Companies, Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd (Sri Lanka Balloon) established in 2016 after years of research and Hot Air Ballooning experience in different countries for more than 11 years. GM Mahmut Sami Uluer also contributes greatly to diplomatic, commercial and cultural relations between the two countries as an Honorary Consul General of Sri Lanka to Turkey.

 

We own and operate 2 Hot Air Balloons, each carrying Sri Lanka Balloon design and designated entirely for passenger carrying use. We have the capacity to carry 26 passengers at the same time.

Management, Pilots and Crew

Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Turkey, Attorney-at-Law, Commercial & Instructor Balloon Pilot. Founder of Sri Lanka Balloon – Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd

Graduated from Maltepe University (Istanbul), Faculty of Law. After completing aviation courses in England, Spain, Russia and Turkey, became Private Pilot in 2007, Commercial Pilot in 2008 and Instructor Pilot in 2009. Worked as Examiner Pilot at Ministery of Transportation of Turkey, Directorate General of Civil Aviation. He has trained many pilots. Became Honorary Consul of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Has 1000+ 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 of balloons. Certified Maintenance Technician of Lindstrand Balloons(UK) and Ultramagic Balloons(Spain).

Mahmut Sami Uluer
Director / Chief Pilot / Attorney-at-Law

Graduated Tourism and Travel Faculty. Has Emergency Procedures Training Certificate and Meteorology Training Certificate. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Has Gas Filling Training Certificate. Has certificates from Versant And Tomer for foreign language proficiency. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons. Licensed RT(Radiotelephony) user. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Has been working for 5+ years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models of balloons. Has 850 hours of flight experience with hot air balloons. Flown with many different brands and models.

Umit Ertosun
Pilot

Gratuated Technical Pro. Electrical / Electronic Technician Department. PC Hardware Certificate holder. Has Mobile Devices Training Certificate. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Has Gas Filling Training Certificate. Has certificates from Versant And Tomer for foreign language proficiency. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons. Licensed RT(Radiotelephony) user. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Has been working for 5+ years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models of balloons. Has 700 hours of flight experience with hot air balloons.

Kenan Durmus Ozenmis
Pilot

Lanka Ballooning Crew

 

Lanka Ballooning Ground Crew

 

From set up to touch down, our dedicated ground crew are the invisible heroes behind every successful flight.

We are pleased to be working with our local colleagues who had years of experience in ballooning.

Fleet

Hot Air Balloons

Lanka Ballooning 4R-BLN

Lanka Ballooning 4R-BLN

 

 

 

Lanka Ballooning #1

 

Registration: 4R-ULR

Own and Operate by: Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd

Passenger Capacity: 16+1

Manufacturer: Lindstrand

Production Place: UK

Lanka Ballooning 4R-BLN

Lanka Ballooning 4R-BLN

 

 

 

Lanka Ballooning #2

Registration: 4R-BLN

Own and Operate by: Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd

Passenger Capacity: 10+1

Manufacturer: Lindstrand

Production Place: UK

Vehicles

Van, Jeep and Cab

Lanka Ballooning Vehicle Fleet

Lanka Ballooning Vehicle Fleet

 

Lanka Ballooning Luxury Vehicles

Toyota Hiace Van
A/C, A/T

Mutsubishi Outlender 4×4
A/C, A/T

Honda Fit Hybrid
A/C, A/T

License

Air Operator Certificate

Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd is fully approved and licensed Hot Air Ballooning project. Authorized by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka with Air Operator Certificate.

All Sri Lanka Balloon Rides are conducted with permission from the CAASL and other local authorities.

Insurance

Passenger Insurance Policy

Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd is fully insured by Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. Passenger Personal Accident Insurance Policies are inspected and approved by Civil Aviation Authority according to the Approval to Carry out Commercial Hot Air Balloon Operations.

Would you like to fly with us? Please visit: Flights and Reservation