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Volunteers – Hot air balloons

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 event:

  • Chase crew members
  • Launch Directors (with experience)
  • Passengers Booth volunteers


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


Attention, this form is intended for those wishing to be part of the balloon department ONLY.
To volunteer, you must be at least 16 years old.
Your registration does not guarantee that you will be selected. You will receive a call from us if your application has been selected . Please note that a MANDATORY information meeting for all volunteers will be held before the event:

  • Chase Crew Members : to be determined
  • Passengers Booth volunteers : to be determined
  • Launch Directors : to be determined

Register as volunteer