Lindsay is one of the leading balloonists in Great Britain, the UK’s leading female competition pilot and, arguably, the best female hot air balloon pilot in the world. She has been flying since the late 1980s and does Virgin Balloon Flights over Shropshire, Cheshire and Herefordshire.
Lindsay competed in the 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997 and 1999 World Hot Air Balloon Championships and the 1992, 1994 & 2000 European Championships (where she was usually the only female pilot).
In 1990 she won the first Ladies World Cup, a title which she retained for the following two years and regained in 1996 (having not competed for 2 years). In 1988 she became the first female pilot to become British Champion, and once again won the championship at the end of August 1996.
In 1995 she was placed 6th in the World Championship and in 1997 she was placed 2nd in the 1st World Air Games Hot Air Balloon Championship; this is the highest a woman has been placed in open international hot air balloon championships.
She has also set British women’s and general and World women’s distance, duration and altitude records. She’s now got her sights set on smashing a number of other world ballooning records, so watch this space. All this as well as running a business and being a mum? Phew, how does she do it?!
Lindsay pilots hot air balloon flights from Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.