Chris Dunkley has been flying balloons for more than 25 years. He has worked as a commercial balloon pilot and is an instructor and examiner, and in 1990 was appointed as a balloon Inspector. His main contribution has been to the Technical Committee of the British Balloon and Airship Club, including ten years as its Chairman. He has been responsible for liaising with manufacturers and writing a large number of technical documents for BBAC. These have ranged from guides for Inspectors to information about taking balloons and gas cylinders abroad on ferries. He is noted for expressing technical requirements in terms which are readily understood by ordinary pilots. He has spent a lot of time attending meetings and liaising with CAA and EASA, and deciphering their proposals on behalf of BBAC.
RAeC Certificate of Merit
British Balloon & Airship Club