Working together with about 25 people (ground crew & catering team) and four pilots, the family business started in 1991 by Eric and Nancy has now been carried on to the second generation, Denis and Andreia.
Eric & Nancy Hesemans
Eric was born and bred in the DRC. Together with Nancy, they are the founders of Namib Sky. After having fled several wars in central Africa, they decided to head south. They finally found their little piece of paradise in the Namib desert where their dream was sparked!
Instructor and Designated Examiner for Namibia, Eric still loves his flying after 26 years in the Namib. He shouts a lot, but nobody takes him too seriously as he is the clown of the company! Eric and Nancy now run our seasonal operation in Zambia, and when not there they love to travel the world.
Denis & Andreia Hesemans
Denis grew up in the Namib Desert, surrounded by balloons in a big sand pit! With over two 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 better looking half is without doubt Andreia, she is the general manager and keeps everyone sane. They say dynamite comes in small packages and once you meet her you will know why! Nothing escapes her and everything can always be improved if you ask her! Together they are the second generation of Namib Sky.