"Thanks. The name of the balloon is Last Gasp. The owner of the balloon is 78, going to be 79 in September. His wife said that this was his last balloon or Last Gasp. It was made in 1983 and only has 120 hours. We rebuilt it last fall."
"I am coming down for the National Speech and Debate tournament. I am going to be coming in on the 13th in the late evening. I'll be down there until the 19th. I would kind of like to get a flight in when I am down there, if possible."
"What are you going to be doing in Birmingham? Decatur is about 70 miles north of Birmingham. As you cross the big bridge over the Tennessee River , look to the right and the city you see is Decatur. Funny thing is that right now I'm to do a…"
I started ballooning when I was about 4 years old. My first ever balloon flight was a tether ride in the old Ohio Balloon, which is a Semco. My first real balloon ride was in an old Adams pop-top, which is still flying. I currently fly my friend's Avain. We just fixed a pop-top into a parachute and we are flying that balloon. It was build in 1982.
Praxis went really well. Wasn't as bad as I figured, Post OB was pretty long. Hey have you received anything from Ashland yet? I haven't and usually I remember last year we got info almost immediately within January.
I haven't heard back from Ashland yet, but they did cash my 50 deposit check. They have a new website now, its www.ashlandohioballoonfest.com I was checking the old website too when I found this new one.
Thats too bad about Ashland. They've really gone sorta down hill with that Festival over the last couple years. I remember going when they had 40 balloons flying. Anyway, yeah, I got current over my spring break. I was only able to fly once though. It was on a Thursday morning. I was planning on flying more that weekend but the winds in the afternoons were alway 12 kts till 9:00pm. I'm hoping to fly a couple more times between now and Coshocton, but right now the balloon is being annualled.