Helena enjoys her introduction to aerobatics!
Sá enjoyed a peaceful career as a an Office Manager for a Public
Relations Company in London when she started getting her head
in the clouds. She then progressed to vet nursing in the
marine mammal business always flying balloons in her spare time.
She started her ballooning career in 1991 in South Africa and
progressed to obtaining her pilots licence in the UK in 2000.
She has participated in International Competitions and Championships
and slowly (because ballooning is slow) she obtained enough experience
to venture into the commercial world of ballooning, obtaining
her CPL in 2008. Having worked and travelled abroad for various
commercial operators she now starts a new venture in Portugal.
Being the first and only women balloon pilot in Portugal she endeavours
to start atracting newcomers to this wonderful sport.
speaks five languages and is a great addition to the Algarve Airsport
Centre team as the Office Manager & Commercial Balloon Pilot
and also brings a lot of hot air …. Helena is now keen on progressing
her flying passion onto fixed wing aircraft.