Pilot Profile

Susan Stamats

I’ve been a commercial balloon pilot since 1984 and I have over 2,700 flights. Most of my flying has been in Cedar Rapids, IA where I have a ride business. I’ve flown in competitions around the country throughout the years competing in weekend events as well as the Nationals and first Women’s Worlds. I’ve also flown in Mexico, France, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Poland. The highest I’ve every flown is 18,500 over the continental divide in the Rockies and the longest flight I’ve had is 100 miles. I couldn’t do this without the continuing support of my wonderful and amazing crew. Without them I’d be lost.

Balloon Make Lindstrand
Balloon Name Midnight Glory
FAI Category AX7
Balloon Design Blue, green, black with dog, cat, sun, moon and stars
Registration Number 608LB
License Number 2704592