Looking for a fun event in a beautiful location? Why not consider flying at the Classic. If you are new to our event, the 2008 Pilot Registration deadline has been extended to July 1st. Please call 719-471-4833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation packet.
Added by Colorado Balloon Classic on May 31, 2008 at 9:30am —
I will be in the Des Moines / Indianola area June 23-25 (Monday - Wednesday) with my balloon. I have an annual scheduled for Monday and would like to fly or crew up there if anyone is going to be doing anything. I've made a couple of contacts up there but would like to have more than I know what to do with. Any other suggestions on things to keep my wife and I busy in the area for a couple of days would also be appreciated. Post here, post on my page, email me, whatever. Thanks!
Added by Tony Goodnow on May 28, 2008 at 5:12pm —
Seven Chinese balloon fans make a milch cow shape balloon in TianJing City,China. The heigh of the balloon is about 20 meters, total volume is about 3000 cube meters. The leader of the 7 fans became interested in hot air balloon when he took part in a balloon wedding several years ago. After that, he dream to own a balloon which really belong to himself. Today, he achieve his dream with his 6 friends and set up their own balloon club.
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Added by China Made Balloon on May 26, 2008 at 5:30pm —
I don't mean to offend anyone ,but what's the crack with all the crappy non ballooning photos going up on the Monkey. Lets keep it ballooning baby.......
Added by matthew scaife on May 26, 2008 at 1:20pm —
Just returned from Monument Valley, which straddles the Utah / Arizona stateline, in the heart of the Navajo Indian Nation. We have been flying there since 1999, and getting ready to begin our 9th season of balloon flights over this ICON of the Southwestern United States.
Check-out our website (Monument Valley Hot Air Balloon Company) @ www.monumentvalleyballooncompany.com
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Added by Brian Holmes on May 24, 2008 at 3:30am —
Well it's finally here. Friday night is the registration party, and Saturday the pilot brief is at 5:30a.m. Hopefully the weather will be good for all three days of flying. We will post the results next week. Stay tuned.
Added by Top Gun on May 23, 2008 at 9:06am —
Our team has a very healthy Event schedule this year. We have decided to go to the Festivals scheduled and then when the season winds down my wife and I will make decisions based on how things went this year. Hopefully the Festivals that we will attend will offer exactly what we are hoping for.
June 20-22nd: Camp Waubeeka Rally in Copake, NY
July 10th-13th: Kinsmen Lift Off in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
July 25th-27th: Quick Chek Festival in Readington, NJ
Added by Mike Hernandez on May 19, 2008 at 8:46am —
I was looking for to go to Benalla again this weekend, but the flights were cancelled due to the bad weather.
I really love Benalla. I want to settle down there if I can.
U think I can get a Benalla boy??
Hey, Benalla boys, if you are reading this article, please contact me!!
Added by Mizuho Oku on May 16, 2008 at 3:29pm —
At 11:47 AM, May 14, 2008. Chinese paratroopers were jumping out of the airplane. They will land to earthquake disaster area to start rescue task. Their altitude is 4999 meters. Because of bad weather of the disaster area, there is no ground guidance, no ground markings, no weather data. This terrible environment make the paratroopers in dangerous situation. But fortunately, all of them land safely.
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Added by China Made Balloon on May 15, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I went to Glenrowan last weekend ( 20 minutes drive from Benalla)
I was not interested in Ned Kelly very much, but now, he is my hero!!!
He is sooooooooo cool even he is a murderer and robber ;-)
Added by Mizuho Oku on May 15, 2008 at 2:40pm —
I went to Glenrowan last weekend ( 20 minutes drive from Benalla)
I was not interested in Ned Kelly very much, but now, I'm crazy for him!!
He is sooooooooo cool even he is a murderer and robber… Continue
Added by Mizuho Oku on May 15, 2008 at 2:30pm —
On May 12, 2008, 7.8-magnitude earthquake happened in Sichuan province(the hometown of panda),China. The confirmed national death toll rose to 14,866 by 2 pm WednesdayMay 14,2008, two days after killer quake jolted Sichuan. The earthquake make the Sichuan Province become the hell. We hope your kindly people can help us, help these miserable people.
You can visit:http://www.mercycorps.org/chinaearthquake/?source=1062
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Added by China Made Balloon on May 15, 2008 at 3:30am —
Another nice flight this morning, with visitors from Missouri and some local folks. A bit of a tussle for the inflation, but nice & steerable for the flight, with a 6+mph landing. Good times!!
~ Capt'n Brian
Added by Brian Holmes on May 13, 2008 at 5:08am —
We were in Benalla last weekend.
(Me, Adam, Angus and Nigel)
I took some nice photos.
Angus is a good pilot I think!!
I like Nigel cos he is similar with my dad!
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Added by Mizuho Oku on May 12, 2008 at 2:31pm —
has anyone ever attended this rally????
any info would be much appreciated!!!
Added by michelle swinton on May 11, 2008 at 2:07pm —
Guess its time to dip my toes into the world of social networking!
I will attempt to add blog notes from time-to-time, so stop back by!
Gentle breezes and soft landings,
Added by Brian Holmes on May 10, 2008 at 1:30am —
Just wanted to say we got two morning flights in a row this week. I guess the weather might be getting better. YEAH, Lets get flying.
Added by Jeremy King on May 6, 2008 at 3:01pm —
Ok... quick update. 3 weeks ago I allowed my dad (who convinced me he knew what he was doing!) to perform a pull test on the white fabric of my aquired 1979 Avian. It tore. We thought that all we had was a dead envelope and some parts to sell. But wait! Keith Sproul looked closely at my pictures and asked me a bunch of questions... he concluded that my dad did not know what he was doing and did the test with the wrong vise clamps. SOOO... Yesterday afternoon, before our balloon club meeting, in… Continue
Added by Dawn Chase on May 6, 2008 at 11:30am —
May 4th, 2008
Tinker Mountain, Roanoke, Virginia
By Colin Graham
With special guests, “DQ”, Ron G. Foster & Jim “Pa” Graham
As you may know we’ve been flying the Botetourt County area now for nearly seven years. On the west side of our county lies a ridge line called “Tinker Mountain”; the main part of which looks like a small volcano with its top blown off, though I do not know if that is the case or… Continue
Added by Colin Graham on May 6, 2008 at 4:30am —
In an effort by myself and fellow Monkey Member (Hey Bubba - there's another name!) Brain Carlson, who has yet to name his new balloon, to revive the dying ballooning community around here we put together the first Great Plains Balloon Club Monthly Club Flight. Until this weekend Topeka has only seen 3 different balloons in it's skies this year but we were actually able to make a little spark under a few more pilots and we had 6 local balloons get together and fly this morning. A small feat in… Continue
Added by Tony Goodnow on May 5, 2008 at 3:45pm —