Safety

Established in 1991, Namib Sky Balloon Safaris is the pioneer in ballooning in Namibia.

Holder of a Non Scheduled Air service licence # 29 and an Air Operating Certificate issued by the Directorate of Civil Aviation, Namib Sky complies with all international legal and operational requirements.

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris has been operating over the Namib Desert for the last 25 years, carried over 60 000 passengers without any accident or incident.

Our commitment to Safety:

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris’s number one priority is the safety of all employees and passengers. We are committed to achieve the highest level of safety performance and beat national and international standards. We are based in the most balloon friendly environment with big open spaces, no power lines and no obstacles.

Namib Sky has developed & established a Safety Management System as well as an Emergency Response Plan. Meetings and safety workshops are held on a regular basis to ensure that the highest level of safety and awareness is maintained.

Our fleet

Namib Sky operates a fleet of 8 hot air balloons manufactured in Europe and our maintenance program adheres to the highest standards set by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and the manufacturing company. Maintenance and inspections are done by qualified balloon maintenance officers. We have reduced the maximum passenger capacity of our balloons by 30% to allow our passengers more space in the basket and to enhance the balloon manoeuvrability.

Our pilots

Our pilots are all rated as commercial and highly experienced. They are regularly cross-checked in order to keep the standard to the highest level. Two of our pilots are rated as flight instructors and designated examiners for Namibia.

Our crew

Namib Sky Balloon Safaris have established a ground crew course. All ballooning crew staff members receives induction and on-going training on all aspects of ballooning handling, and are also holders of First Aid Certificates.