The Team

We introduce ourselves.

Matthäus Smodis

Matthäus Smodis

Managing director und airship pilot

As a captain of a large German airline with more than 20,000 flight hours on commercial aircrafts his passion of flying hot air balloons led him to hot-air airships. In 2004, he founded the company air graphic and he is always happy when time permits him to take over some airship flights himself.

Stefanie Smodis

Stefanie Smodis

Sales management, Marketing

As a former flight attendant during her studies and after many years as an employee in the Marketing and Customer Care department of a large German airline, flying is still her passion. Together with her husband she is responsible for all aspects of administration and management at air graphic.

Ralph Kremer

Ralph Kremer

Airship pilot

He joined us in 2004 and with a lot of flight hours on hot-air airships he is one of the most experienced pilots in Germany.


David Hasenclever

David Hasenclever

Airship pilot

He joined us in 2004 as a crewmember. In spring 2016, he got his pilot licence and now he is part of our pilot team.

Thomas Ansorge

Thomas Ansorge

Airship pilot


Martin Neumann

Martin Neumann

Crew-Chief


Frank Scheer

Frank Scheer

Crew-Chief


Michael Lauruschkat

Benedikt Hasenclever

Ground staff


Thomas Claßen

Thomas Claßen

Ground staff


Marius Neubauer

Marius Neubauer

Ground staff


And a team of highly motivated ground staff