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Women Balloonists

Women Balloonists

This exhibit has brief biographies of women balloonists. A special notebook contains more information with pictures of women pilots, crew members, crew chiefs, observers and the balloons they work with and details of some of their accomplishments and awards.

Nikki Caplan was the first balloonist in the state of Missouri and trained many pilots to fly hot air balloons.  She also flew gas balloons and participated in many ballooning events in America and Europe during her career.

All women in ballooning are invited to submit a brief biography, a photo of themselves and a photo of their balloon(s) to be included in the collection.

Women balloonists interested in sending in their biography may download and print our “Women in Ballooning” information form by clicking here.