HOEGAARDEN - AB INBEV

The Hoegaarden Ballooning Team was founded under the inspiring leadership of Marc Boelens and Steve Sax, with brand manager Nancy Kegelaers and balloon manager Miel Mattheus. A total of three beautiful hot air balloons colored the skies between 1989 and 2000. In addition to Steve Sax and Sven Heirman, Manu Damas, Marc De Beleyr and Griet Vereecke also piloted one of the Hoegaarden balloons.


MESSENGER FROM BELGIUM 00-BEL

In 2001, Sven Heirman's project was approved by the Chancellery of Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt. During the six months of the Belgian EU Presidency, this hot air balloon was piloted in the 15 EU member states at that time. Afterwards, other countries on different continents were also visited with this hot air balloon, such as the United States of America, Lithuania, Estonia, Qatar, Japan, ...


EUROPEAN UNION HOT AIR BALLOON

For many years, Sven Heirman has been the proud pilot of this EU hot air balloon, which was a guest in Saudi Arabia in January 2020 and three years later in India.