About Aérocom and its team …
Aérocom Montgolfières is the conviction of an enthusiast, Bruno PAREY, who made its leisure its profession.
Aérocom exists since 1994, the name associated Aeronautics and Communication because at the beginning, the activity in the communication occupied all the time of the leader, Bruno PAREY. Passionate about the hot air balloon he has been practicing for 10 years, he launched into the air in 1998 as a professional by organizing flights in the Loire Valley as well as promotional operations with balloons. Aérocom then became … Aérocom Montgolfières by obtaining the approval of Air Carrier issued by the Civil Aviation.
The company is located between Blois and Amboise, facing the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire along the Loire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And associated activities …
In 2004, Aérocom Montgolfières became the exclusive importer for France in hot air balloons with Ultramagic www.ultramagicfrance.com, world leader. The Aérocom air fleet is therefore always at the forefront of the evolution of its manufacturer. To date, Aérocom has sold more than 100 Ultramagic balloons on the French market!
To ensure the control and maintenance of these aircrafts, Aérocom Montgolfières has became in 2006 a workshop approved by the Civil Aviation.
In 2007, Aerocom located in Blois moves to Onzain opposite Chaumont-sur-Loire and its magnificent castle overlooking the Loire. Bruno and his wife Véronique restore an old wine farm to create the Envol chambres d’hôtes, www.dormirenvol.fr allowing passengers to stay and discover the country of the castles.
A team of enthusiasts
Initially, it’s a hobby that becomes a passion and then a job
Bruno PAREY – Director and pilot
Pilot since 1989, instructor pilot in 1994, its passion does not leave him.
Competitor at 11 championships of France. More than 3,000 flying hours in France and Europe but also at meetings in Tunisia, Canada and Mexico. 300 hours of flight in the Alps including a flight over the Mont Blanc at 6250 m for the Ushuai program in 1993.
In 2000, he created welcoming twenty balloons, The Montgolfiades de Blois. 5 editions will follow one another. Followed in 2010 by the « Ballons de l’Espoir » gathering sick children in partnership with Club 41 Salamandre and Biscuiterie Saint-Michel. The city of Blois then the Agglo Community as well as the Region Centre trusted him for the management of their balloon.
Fédérico MICELI – First Pilot
Originally from Valle d’Aosta in Italy, he was born into a family of balloonists.
Pilot Instructor since 2003, more than 2,500 hours of flight. Double Balloon Champion of Italy in 2014 and 2015. Selected at the World Championship in Japan in 2016. The basket is his second home! Since 2008, pilot leader at Aérocom, he has been passionately sharing his passion with the flight.
Laurence FAUVIN-Sales Assistant and Pilot
An excellent telephone reception throughout the year to inform future passengers because she is experimental since 2006. In collaboration with Bruno for the management of the workshop and the sale of hot air balloons Ultramagic, she has a perfect knowledge of the world of the balloon! She participates in many aeronautical gatherings.
Véronique PAREY – Administrative Assistant of Aérocom
Bruno’s wife, she is in charge of the administrative management of Aérocom. In season, she manages the Envol rooms and offers advices and good addresses on the Loire and its castles with the passengers hosted on the spot.
Christophe PETIT – Team member
Faithful since the creation of Aerocom, he is the Mac Gyver of Aerocom, always available to follow the balloon and repair … everything that repairs itself.
Selfie with the welcoming Aerocom team after the flight!
*Fédérico, Christophe, Guy, Maxime, Jérôme, François, Samuel, Laurence, Tiphanie, Bruno et Mathieu
*from left to right
Aérocom Montgolfière is the holder of the national aircraft maintenance licence (hot air balloon category) / Maintenance Organization Approval Certificate No. FR.MF.210 ./ Certificate of approval of the continuing airworthiness management organization No. FR.MG.419. CTA Air Carrier Certificate No. F-O 046.