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Your Pilot: Cihangir Cihangiroglu

Click to zoom the imageCihangir Cihangiroglu is a professional pilot with more than 6,000 flight hours.  Flying all kinds of aircraft has been his passion for the past 26 years.  He began flying gliders as an amateur pilot in 1982 with the Turkish Aeronautical Association and turned professional in 1986. For two years he perfected his glider pilot skills and long-distance flights under the expert  tutelage of New Zealand's world-class champion pilot, Tony Timmermans, who had come to Turkey to share his professional experience with other pilots.

Two years later in 1988 Cihangir Cihangiroglu won the Turkish national championship in the glider competition.  After being awarded this honor, he was sent by the Turkish Aeronautical Association to Germany to train and practice flying gliders with top German pilots. During this time he also began his career as a hot air balloon pilot and continued until 1993.

Between 1993 and 2000 Cihangir Cihangiroglu continued to broaden his experience and flew as an agricultural spray pilot, a flying fire-fighter, and as a pilot for parachute planes. He has flown many types of aircraft including single and twin motor aircraft, such as Cessna, Piper, Antonov, Dromader. 
Since 2001 his time has been exclusively devoted to flying hot air balloons for tourists over the world-famous landscape of Cappadocia in Turkey.  In 2002 he established his own hot air balloon company in Uchisar, Cappadocia and continues to pursue the pleasure of hot air ballooning with passengers from all over the world.  His extensive experience and skill ensure all who fly with Cihangiroglu Balloons a breathtaking and most unforgettable flight.


Cihangiroglu Balloons, Musa Tükel Cad. 6 Harim Sk. No: 1, Uchisar / Nevsehir, Turkey
Tel : +90 (0)384 219 26 65 Fax : +90 (0)384 219 26 76
GSM : +90 (0)536 416 80 88  GSM2 : +90 (0) 532 742 54 25
Mailto :  info@cihangirogluballoons.com
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