Alain has been flying hot air balloons since 2009. He is one of the rare people in the world to have constructed his own hot air balloon from scratch. In fact, he has made 2 of them, one of them being a "Special Shape" hot air balloon in the shape of an Alien Rocket Ship. Alain has flown balloons in some far-away places in the world, including Malaysia, Taiwan and New Zealand as well as locally at many of the hot air balloon festivals in Canada and the USA. Alain will be flying the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival Balloon.