The foundations our balloon company are way back to the early 80’s and started with the Aviatik Club of Brno.
This is where Aleš Kubíček with a group of enthusiasts designed and built their first model and then their first full sized hot air balloon - the OVO.
At the start of his obsession with lighter than air aviation Aleš was determined to explore every part of his new world and in 1985 he built his first airship. Perhaps he was a little ahead of his time but experience gained from this early craft was valuable when building the AV1 and AV2 airships.
From the very start Aleš was thinking in terms of passenger transport and the first large balloon came out from the Aviatik Club, in 1988, had a volume of 5,000 m3 (175,000 cuft) and aroused interest and respect throughout Czechoslovakia.
Lighter than air production was then started under the wing of Aerotechnik Kunovice since a private company focused on aviation was impossible at that time.
By1989 Aleš Kubíček had built around 30 hot air balloons under the name Aerotechnik.