Transatlantic Balloon Challenge 2021
In the Summer of 2021, two British balloonists will attempt to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in a Rozière balloon.
The balloon will be crewed by Deborah Day and Mike Scholes.
What makes this flight unique is that Deborah will be attempting to become the first female pilot-in-command of a balloon to cross the Atlantic. Mike will be attempting to become the first person to fly the Atlantic in a balloon who has been registered as blind. Mike suddenly became severely sight impaired, losing 90% of his sight over a five day period due to Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy at the end of 2007. They will be using this flight to raise funds for the Blind Veterans UK charity which helped Mike rehabilitate after he lost his sight. More information can be found on our Charity page.
More information on Deborah & Mike can be found on our Team page.
They are currently seeking Corporate Title Sponsorship. Please visit our Sponsorship page for details.