Ian is an owner, director of Goldrush Ballooning, and chief Pilot, and has been part of the company since 2001. Main backgrounds include: engineering, electronics and avionics.
Former Operations Manager for the Australian Ballooning Federation and currently National Training Officer.
Ian has been involved in hot air ballooning since 1993 and has been a commercial balloon pilot since 1998, holding license endorsements for all hot air balloon classes.
Ian's operations as chief pilot for Goldrush in numerous areas, namely, Flinders Ranges, Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and SW Qld. as well as locally in Strathalbyn, make Goldrush the most regionally experienced operation in the Adelaide area.
Current qualifications and ratings: Private pilot instructor and examiner, night rating, commercial instructor and Balloon Maintenance Authority.
Still enjoys private flying and sharing the flying with friends and passengers.