Between the International Balloon Festival and me, well, it's a real family affair! Being a native of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, it is with pleasure and pride that I accept this year the honor of being the ambassador for the 31st anniversary of the festival that I grew up with!

Joey Scarpellino

Do we suffer from vertigo in a hot air balloon?

No we don’t because the balloon is not linked to the ground like it is for a bridge or a tower. In a hot air balloon, the vertigo phenomenon doesn’t exist! During the flight, the gondola is very stable and move hardly ever.