Darryn Redshaw


Darryn Redshaw - Cropped

What is your occupation? Sales Rep

What made you want to become a balloon pilot? I always enjoyed watching the balloons as a child and would always pester my mother to go and follow them in the car. Once you get a flight in a balloon, you're hooked. I started attending Balloons Over Waikato in 2005 as a crew member and I haven't missed an event since.

What has been your best flying experience to date? Flying in the South Island. Some very scenic flights out the back of Hororata.

If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would it be? All over Europe.

What is your ultimate goal in ballooning? Have fun and encourage as many people as I can to get into the sport.

What is the coolest thing about your balloon? It doesn't have a basket! Just a one-man seat. Great for when you just want a bit of peace and quiet.