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About Us 2018-07-06T19:20:19+00:00

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 a sub-company of Uluer Group and is a fully licensed operator as Uluer Havacılık Turizm ve Tic. Ltd. Şti company registration and 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

Uluer Group (as owner of 2 largest balloon companies in Turkey and largest balloon company in Sri Lanka) setted a record by increasing the number of balloons in its fleet to 18 and the passenger capacity to over 300.

Our Principles

  • Safety First

  • Top Level Pilot Skills

  • Top Quality Equipment

  • Comply With Regulations

MEET THE TEAM

Our experienced Balloon Pilots will be very happy to take you an unforgettable journey over Cappadocia.

Anatolian Balloons Pilot Mahmut Sami Uluer

Mahmut Sami Uluer

GM & Instructor Pilor

Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Turkey, Attorney-at-Law, Commercial & Instructor Balloon Pilot.

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).

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

Caner Uzun

Chief Pilot

He was graduated from Nevşehir Anatolian Highschool. Has been flying for Anatolian Balloons for 5 years and has 800+ hours flight experience as a Chief Pilot and Flight Operation Manager of Anatolian Balloons.
He has lots of certificates in balloning and aviation. Among these are First Aid Expert Licence by Ministery of Health, Radio User Licence , Certificate from Versant and Tomer for foreign language proficiency.
Caner speaks English, Russian and Korean. His hobbies are travelling, learning new cultures, safari, valley tours.
His interest in meeting new people and desire to do the best make him to be succesful in his job.

Kenan Durmuş Özenmiş Balloon Pilot Anatolian Balloons Cappadocia Nevsehir Turkey Hot Air Ballooning Balloon Ride Flight Uluer Group

Kenan Durmus Ozenmis

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 is spending half of the year in Sri Lanka, as he is a accounting manager and pilot in Sri Lanka Balloon, our sister company.

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.

Hakki is spending half of the year in Sri Lanka, as he is a accounting manager and pilot in Sri Lanka Balloon, our sister company.

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

Graduated from Selcuk University Computer ProgrammingQuality Manager of Anatolian Balloons. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons and Kubicek Balloons. First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. ISO 9001-2008 Authorized Quality Inspector. Licensed radio user.

Hobbies: flying, travel, reading books, listen 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 5+ years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models of balloons.

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

Hakki Celebi

Co-Pilot

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 5+ years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models of balloons.

Nafiz Menekse

Co-Pilot

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 5+ years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models of balloons.

Yasin Dura

Co-Pilot

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 5+ 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 - BOS

Ultramagic N-425

TC - BOS

Model: N – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2010

TC - BEG

Ultramagic N-425

TC - BEG

Model: N – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Ultramagic
Production Place: Spain
Year of Production: 2010

TC - BGG

Lindstrand A-425

TC - BGG

Model: A – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Lindstrand
Production Place: UK
Year of Production: 2010

TC - BSB

Lindstrand A-425

TC - BSB

Model: A – 425
Passenger Capacity: 20 + 1
Manufacturer: Lindstrand
Production Place: UK
Year of Production: 2010

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

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.