WHO WE ARE?

Reasons to make your visit to Cappadocia more meaningful with us

Anatolian Balloons Cappadocia Nevsehir Turkey Hot Air Ballooning Balloon Ride Flight Uluer Group

Anatolian Balloons is  approved by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority since 2006.

We own and operate 10+ balloons, each carrying our company design and designated entirely for passenger carrying use. We have the capacity to carry 200+ passengers at the same time, which makes us one of the largest operators of our kind in the world. To deserve and keep this title, we constantly review all of our procedures and training.

Anatolian Balloons has been awarded with an ISO 9001-2008 Quality Certificate, and this is the first time happens in this sector.

Our pilots, crew and office staff are fully qualified and highly experienced, and they are from Turkey. All have many years of experience

Our Principles

  • Safety First

  • Top Level Pilot Skills

  • Top Quality Equipment

  • Comply With Regulations

Eray Bora

Examiner & Instructor Pilot

Graduted from Selcuk University, Natural Gas Heating Systems and Technology Department. Graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Business Administration. DGCA Instructor Pilot. Has 3100+ hours of flight experience with hot air balloons in 13 years. Has been working for many years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Cameron Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons and Kubicek Balloons. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Full time pilot for Anatolian Balloons with an expected average of over 300 flights per year. ISO 9001-2008 authorized quality inspector. Licensed radio user. Has certificates from Versant And Tomer for foreign language proficiency. His biggest dream is to perform and record flights

Bektaş Torun

Pilot

1987 doğumlu olan Bektaş Torun öğrenimini Nevşehir’de tamamladı. , 13 yıldır turizm sektöründe çalışmaktadır.

Havacılık tutkusu olan Bektaş Torun şirketin Yer işletme Müdürlüğünü yapmaktadır. Pilotluk mesleğini severek yapmakta olup İngilizce ve Japonca bilmektedir.

Caner Uzun

Chief Pilot

He was graduated from Nevşehir Anatolian Highschool. Anatolian Balloons has been flying for 8 years and has 800+ hours flight experience.

He has lots of certificates in balloning and aviation. Among these are First Aid Expert License by Ministery of Health, Radio User License, Certificate from Versant and Tomer for foreign language proficiency.

Caner speaks English, Russian and Korean. His hobbies are traveling, learning new cultures, safari, valley tours.

His interest in meeting new people and his desire to make the best of him.

Hakkı Yıldız Balloon Pilot Anatolian Balloons Cappadocia Nevsehir Turkey Hot Air Ballooning Balloon Ride Flight Uluer Group

Hakki Yildiz

Pilot

Graduated from Bogazici University Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty. Has experince as a manager in the hotel management and hospitality industry in 6 different countries.

He speaks English and Russian. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Licensed Radio User. Hobbies: Travelling, flying, nature, exploring new places.

Ümit Güçlü Balloon Pilot Anatolian Balloons Cappadocia Nevsehir Turkey Hot Air Ballooning Balloon Ride Flight Uluer Group

Umit Guclu

Pilot & Maintenance Manager

Has been working for many years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Full time pilot for Anatolian Balloons with an expected average of over 300 flights per year. Maintenance Manager of Anatolian Balloons. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons. Licensed RT(Radiotelephony) user.

Hobbies: flying, swimming, walking, listen to music, watching movies.

Gamze Bora Balloon Pilot Anatolian Balloons Cappadocia Nevsehir Turkey Hot Air Ballooning Balloon Ride Flight Uluer Group

Gamze Bora

Pilot & Quality Manager

He graduated from Selçuk University Computer Programming Department. Certified Maintenance Technician for Lindstrand Balloons in our fleet, Ultramatic Balloons and Balloons in Kubicek Balloons. First Aid Specialist licensed by the Ministry of Health. ISO 9001-2008 Authorized Quality Inspector. Licensed radio user.

 

Hobbies: flying, traveling, reading books, listening to music and watching movies.

Alper Canpolat Balloon Pilot Anatolian Balloons Cappadocia Nevsehir Turkey Hot Air Ballooning Balloon Ride Flight Uluer Group

Alper Canpolat

Pilot

Studied at Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University Tourism and Travel Faculty. Has Emergency Procedures Training Certificate from Cappadocia Vocational College. Has Meteorology Training Certificate from Cappadocia Vocational College. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Has certificates from Versant for foreign language proficiency. Has been working for 4 years in ballooning and aviation. Has 500+ hours of flight experience with hot air balloons. Flown with many different brands and models ( Ultramagic, Lindstrand, Cameroon, Kubicek). Full time pilot for Anatolian Balloons.

Hobbies: Flying, travelling, swimming, safari

Başak Kur Balloon Pilot Anatolian Balloons Cappadocia Nevsehir Turkey Hot Air Ballooning Balloon Ride Flight Uluer Group

Basak Kur

Pilot

Gratuated at Cappadocia University. Married to a balloon pilot and decided to became a pilot in 2012. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Has certificates from Versant 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 8+ years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models of balloons.

RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners / related organizations, who serve us to deliver the best experience.

OUR FLEET

TC - BZS

Ultramagic N-425

TC - BZS

Model: N – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2018

TC - BFN

Ultramagic N-425

TC - BFN

Model: N – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2018

TC - BZU

Ultramagic N-425

TC - BZU

Model: N – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2018

TC - BNR

Ultramagic N-425

TC - BNR

Model: N – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2018

TC - BFH

Ultramagic N-250

TC - BFH

Model: N – 250
Passenger Capacity: 12 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2016

TC - BUR

Lindstrand A-105

TC - BUR

Model: A – 105
Passenger Capacity: 4 + 1
Manufacturer: Lindstrand
Production Place: UK
Year of Production: 2011

TC - BUG

Lindstrand A-35

TC - BUG

Model: A – 35
Passenger Capacity: 0
Manufacturer: Lindstrand
Production Place: UK
Year of Production: 2006

N – 425

Ultramagic N – 425

Ultramagic N – 425

Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2019

We own and operate

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Mercedes-Benz Vito
  • Toyota Hilux

vehicles for passenger and balloon transfers.

Our Pilots and Ground Staff are fully qualified and highly experienced, and they are from Turkey. They all have Catgory A & B Commercial Balloon Pilot Licenses to fly all kinds and sizes of balloons according to ICAO(International Civil Aviation Organization) and DGCA (Turkish  Directorate General of Civil Aviation). All have many years of experience behind them, some with a career spanning 12 years in countries as diverse as Russia, Sri Lanka.

Our Ground Crew Members have Balloon Crew Licenses to ensure a professional team work.

We are fully insured by Anadolu Sigorta (Insurance) and carry a maximum combined insurance limit of between €2.5 and €8 million, depending on the size and capacity of the balloon.