“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body—but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!"
Added by Susan Brothers on April 30, 2008 at 2:19pm —
I have added some more pictures to the balloon building blog
, one shows the colours of the balloon really well, and the other one below give you a bit of an idea about how we go about cutting.
The battery went flat in the camera today, but tomorow I will post up a short video of sewing in action… Continue
Added by Angus Peart on April 26, 2008 at 2:30am —
'Bird's Nest'&'Water Cube'
Beijing Olympic Sport Center will be opened for free to the public from June 6,2008 to June 8,2008. During these 3 days, the public not only can participate sports activity in each stadium, but also can take hot air balloon ride free of charge for overlooking the 'Bird's Nest'&'Water Cube' (National Stadium & National Aquatics Center).
Considering the safety of the public, the Olympic Sport Center… Continue
Added by China Made Balloon on April 22, 2008 at 6:00pm —
After probably the best flight yet (with Eric Hodges, Andrew Avon, and Mike Hernandez), I have realized how much ballooning has brought to my life: I wouldn't have the great friends I do now, be getting up at 5am with them, and learn how to enjoy the company of others in the short time we get to spend together. The Black Sheep have been a group of Pilots who enjoy the sport of ballooning as much as I have! It is rare to find such people around and we have them right in the Upstate NY area. We… Continue
Added by SunKiss Ballooning on April 22, 2008 at 12:59pm —
I have started to write an article and drewing for Japanese newspaper ( Saga newspaper) !
My friends and family back in Japan are so excited!
I will write about ballooning next time ;-)
watch out, everyone!
Added by Mizuho Oku on April 18, 2008 at 7:45pm —
One of my staffers created her first Flash game on how to fly a balloon. She did it to accompany a full-page graphic on a balloon race near Miami
We would love some feedback, since this is her first game. You can find it… Continue
Added by Len De Groot on April 18, 2008 at 3:00am —
There are a number of AM'ers who attended the BOW event this year. Any chance that some of you could post pics as it looks like the weather was fantastic!
Added by Adam on April 14, 2008 at 4:56pm —
I have been lucky enough to go on yet another trip, this time to the jewel of the Orient, Singapore. Highlights of the trip were a visit to the famous lion on the waterfront and seeing one of those fancy big balloons on a string that people pay money to go up in. A bit scarey for me.
I also took the opportunity to taste the World famous Singapore Sling cocktail at the equally famous Raffles Hotel. It was a lot of drink for a little penguin and I felt the worse… Continue
Added by Mini Nick on April 14, 2008 at 2:57pm —
Yesterday the weather man was incorrect in his prediction of an inch of rain here in northeast PA .... it turned out to be a beautiful, 70 degree, sunny day (but far, far too windy to fly). This was the first nice weekend day that my dad and I were actually home for, so we took the Avian out to sort out the hose connections and burner system. For the first time we had the uprights and burner connected to the basket. We figured out how all the hoses hooked to the burner and to the tanks and were… Continue
Added by Dawn Chase on April 14, 2008 at 6:44am —
Hi to all Aunty Monkeyers!
We have just had our new website completed for Balloon Aloft Sydney and it is now up and running on the web. As with all new sites we have a number of things that are still "works in progress" however we are really happy with the final result and would appreciate any feedback (positive and negative!) to help us improve so that our customer experience is a positive one :)
Hope you enjoy having a look! Go to www.balloonaloftsydney.com
Added by Nicola Cronin on April 9, 2008 at 11:30am —
Invitation to the
11. International Ballooning Youth Camp
11. Internationalen Ballonjugendlager
Horb / Germany
the youth of the German Ballooning Association (Ballonsportjugend des DFSV,
Deutscher Freiballonsport Verband) and the Luftsportjugend des DAeC invites young
people to participate the 11. International Ballooning Youth Camp in Germany.
We want to host our tent camp… Continue
Added by Tomas Hora on April 5, 2008 at 11:38am —
OK, if you live in SE Australia, dust off the kit and get out and do the ballooning thing. It is shaping up to be an outstanding flying weekend wherever you are in the SE.
For all of you northern hemispherers its the start of our season in April and everyone starts to get a bit excited. Hopefully there should be heaps of pics coming online from the weekends exploits.
Go forth and aviate people.
Added by Adam on April 3, 2008 at 6:03pm —
The new FAA "Balloon Flying Handbook" is currently only available on line in a .pdf format.
Congratulations to David Sullivan and other contributors for their work in making this a great reference for all of our use.
Added by Kevin Knapp on April 1, 2008 at 10:07pm —
I had a beautiful morning flight , across the melbourne city,,,
passengers are really lovely people!!
thanks pete&steve, it was big… Continue
Added by Mizuho Oku on April 1, 2008 at 5:52pm —