one of the pioneers of the modern rediscovery, in Italy, of the oldest human means to fly.
Flights to all tastes
Dealer since 1982 of Cameron Balloons of Bristol, Aimo imports, sells and manages hot-air balloons for sports, for advertising and for passenger transportation. Its clients are followed step by step from the balloon project to its realization and the eventual management. The John Aimo Balloons company also organizes ballooning events and competitions. The most famous is the International Epiphany Balloon Meeting, where the elite of world ballooning comes to Mondovi.
The John Aimo Balloons s.a.s. company was founded in 1986 by John Aimo, one of the pioneers of the modern rediscovery, in Italy, of the oldest human means to fly.
John Aimo, balloon pilot’s license number 3 , achieved in 1981, is a sport champion and flight instructor.
John Aimo, with his passion for sport and the constant participation in international competitions, has become one of the best known names in the international ballooning world.
Here is his curriculum:
He has participated since 1989 in all Italian championships, winning 6 times, and getting 12 seconds places and 4 third places.
He took part in 11 World Hot Air Balloon Championships, played in France, Austria, Luxembourg, the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, Hungary.
He took part in 13 European Championships flight in a balloon, played in Luxembourg, England, Austria, Poland, Spain, France, Hungary.
He was also at 4 World Championships in gas balloon, in Germany, USA, Austria and at the World Air Games in Spain and at two Gordon Bennett races in 2013 and 2014.
He won four times the international flight competition in the mountains of Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland, where he also won the David Niven Cup for the long distance and the Michel Arnould Cup for long distance with small balloons.
He founded the “Aero Club Mongolfiere of Mondovi” of which he was the first president.
He holds the Italian record for altitude: 31,500 feet (9450 meters), and duration: 9 hours and 15 minutes and has exceeded 9000 hours of flight time.
A Pilot by Choice
After being an instructor at Aeroclub “Provincia Granda” of Cuneo, from 1992 Aimo is also an instructor for the BBAC, the British Balloon and Airship Club. His training courses were attended by over 250 students from the United States, Russia , Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Australia, Dubai, Kenia,Tanzania , Ukraine and most states of Europe. Among others, he taught the secrets of flying airships to Guy Moyano of Luxembourg, who then won a world title, and two world record holders like David Hampleman Adams and Steve Fossett.Recently his student rom Russia, Fedor Koniukhov, set a new around the world solo flight record in 11 days, taking off from Australia and landing back to Australia.