Olli Luoma is one of the few pilots who fly hot air balloons professionally in Finland.
He had already flown in 23 countries, but flying above Japan was his dream. It finally became true in 2018, when he attended Saga Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
The Fiesta is the biggest event of the Provence and the biggest tourist attraction of the year for the town of Saga. Over 800 000 people attend the Fiesta to admire the dozens of balloons that fly above the countryside.
A photo reportage of Olli Luoma's journey was published in Lentäjä-magazine.