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Inside The Flying Dutchman

the people
behind the legend

Ship History

where did it came from

The ship was built in 2014 on behalf of Captain Morgan Rum. After being exhibited only 14 times and 2 flights, the ship disappeared. Until in 2020 it could suddenly be seen in the Netherlands above the village of Barneveld. The flying Dutchman was born!

The beginning
The Dutch team

We rum the ship

ship's crew

Since 2020 we became responsible for The Flying Dutchman. We will be appearing at festivals around the world.

Captain: Edcar Vermeulen

The pilot of the ship

first deckhand: Erik van Huigensbos

The chiefcrew of the ship

Other crew

All Hot-R ballooning team members are part of the ship's crew.

The dream team
Follow the ship

Social media

All adventures of The Flying Dutchman can be followed via our social media channels. Follow us and stay up to date!

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The friendship company's

They have paid the price



This Dutch ballooning company started in 2012. Specialized in private flights and sponsored balloons. Now they own 50% of the ship.


Construction Company

Normaly building dreams for their costumers. Now he creates his own dream by joining project "The Flying Dutchman"

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