Working together with about 20 people (ground crew & catering team) and four pilots, the family business is run by Eric, his wife Nancy and children Denis and Andreia.
Eric & Nancy Hesemans
Eric was born and bred in DRC. Together with Nancy, they are the founders of Namib Sky. Designated examiner for Namibia, Eric still loves his flying after 24 years in the Namib Desert. He shouts a lot, but nobody takes him too seriously as he is the clown of the company! Nancy makes sure the whole operation runs smoothly.
Denis & Andreia Hesemans
Denis grew up in the Namib Desert, surrounded by balloons in a big sand pit! With more than a thousand flights he is the safety officer for Namib Sky as well as the Designated Examiner for Namibia. Ballooning is a second nature to him and when not in the air, you will find him in the Namib Desert looking for San pre-historical sites or catching snakes with his brother! His wife Andreia is our Quality Assurance Manager and the new ruler of the Company, nothing escapes her and nothing is good enough!
Hermans Nel (Manie)
Manie has been flying in several countries, for 12 years, and is by far the best pilot in the world if you ask his mother. Previously in the I.T sector, he accomplished his aeronaut training in South Africa, and loves to share his passion for aviation, and nature! His positivity is contagious so you can be sure to have a good time with him!
Rob & Ingrid Baas
Rob and Ing are Dutch, their African dream began in remote Zambia, and after seven years in ecotourism they finally made it to Namibia. Rob is a gifted pilot and an adventurist at heart who loves sharing stories, and speaks fluent elephant and hippo. Ing is without doubt his better halve, she is much better looking than him, and is a perfectionist at any task. You will surely meet her on the phone, or find her at our breakfast making sure the pilots behave.