Learn more about Floating Images
Floating Images Hot Air Balloon company was created and established in 1997. It is owned and operated by two very energetic and motivated Queenslanders – Graeme and Ruth Day, who offer a professional and friendly ballooning service with a smile to their clients.
Floating Images is South East Queensland’s only balloon operator offering a unique opportunity to combine a city and country balloon flight over the heritage city of Ipswich and the Scenic Rim region. We have an intimate knowledge of our lovely region, as the first and only balloon operator based in the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions.
A French journalist described Graeme in his French newspaper article as, “An Australian who is raring to go, with an infectious smile revealing his love of an adventurous life.”
This spirit has been captured in Floating Images charter and will be shared with you on your balloon flight. Before commencing Floating Images, Graeme gained valuable balloon experience and business insight from the various balloon companies he has been employed with across the globe. Graeme has been flying commercial balloon flights since 1991 commencing in France, the birthplace of Hot Air Ballooning. Graeme is an approved CASA chief pilot with over 2400 hours flight time and 26 years ballooning experience.
Graeme has flown various sized balloons from the single person balloon – nick-named the Cloud Hopper – to balloons that carry up to 20 people. Currently Floating Images balloon has a carrying capacity of 10 people. Ruth has over 20 years of business, fundraising and event management experience, especially in strategic business and marketing planning. Together Ruth and Graeme have established a professional business in ballooning.
Floating Images Hot Air Balloon company are multi award winners and finalists in tourism, innovation and micro business.
Certifications, accreditation and conditions
- CASA issued Air Operator Certificate 2021
- Aviation Public Liability Insurance 2019
- Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP)
Floating Images is a member of the following industry associations:
- Ipswich Tourism Operator Network
- Discover Ipswich
- Scenic Rim Tourism Inc
- Scenic Rim Escapes Inc
- Scenic Rim Wine Industry Association
- Somerset Regional Tourism Inc
- Southern Tourism & Granite Belt Regional Tourism
- Queensland Tourism Industry Council
- Visit Brisbane
- The Australian Tourism Export Council ATEC
- Australian Balloon Federation
- Aussie Host