Hot Air Balloon-Women's World 2018

My name is Victoria Vertrees. I'm a sophomore Meteorology student at the University of Oklahoma.  I earned my Hot Air Balloon Pilots License when I was 16. Over the past 3 years I have been flying in national hot air balloon competitions with the goal of one day flying to represent my country at the international level.  I have finally been given that chance! I have been invited to represent the United States as a competitor at the 3rd FAI Women’s Worlds Hot Air Balloon Championship in Nałęczów, Poland from August 6-11, 2018. With this great honor comes great financial cost.  The funds raised through this campaign will go towards covering the cost of international travel , including; airfare for my equipment, ground crew, and navigator (Stacy Adelberger) as well as ground transportation and lodging. I'm grateful for any support as I go forward to represent the women pilots of Team USA.

Thanks for your support!

Victoria Vertrees, Pilot

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Donations (0)

  • Lisa Jacobs 
    • $50 
    • 13 mos
  • Tina Muto-Wong 
    • $130 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 13 mos
  • Peggy Watson-Meinke 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
  • Jim Shanley 
    • $20 
    • 13 mos

Fundraising team: Team Victoria (3) 

Victoria Vertrees 
Raised $1,125 from 20 donations
Brea, CA
Joe Vertrees 
Team member
Raised $955 from 14 donations
Tina Muto-Wong 
Team member
Raised $560 from 8 donations
This team raised $910 from 11 other donations.
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