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Chase Crew

The following information relates to the 2016 Festival. Back in 2017!

Équipiers de poursuite


A Hot Air Balloon flight requires the coordination of a team. Without his teammates, the pilot could not freely practice his sport. The chase crew always accompanies the pilot when he travels. It helps with balloon installation and inflation. Once the balloon has taken off, the teammates maintain visual and/or radio contact with the pilot. They follow the balloon up to where it lands.

Once the hot balloon has landed, the chase crew meet the pilot to proceed with balloon recovery, after having obtained the landowner’s permission.

Each year, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu recruits close to 600 volunteers, who experience the adventure of the chase crew during the event.

  – Good physical condition
  – Ability to work in team
  – Sociability
  – Reliability and punctuality (your pilotr must rely on you and your presence!)


Attention, this form is intended for those wishing to be part of the chase crew ONLY.
To be part of a chase crew, you must be at least 14 years old.
Your registration does not guarantee that you will be selected. You will receive a call from Mario or Noémie in July 2016 to mention if your application has been selected and to assign you a pilot. Please note that a MANDATORY information meeting for all chase crew volunteers will be held on Tuesday, August 9th, 6:30PM. 

Note that all fields marked with an * are mandatory