A junior pilot has just entered his first nationals and is searching for a launch site for a fly in.
He is about to drive onto another spot when he hears “Ribbit, Launch here”
The pilot looks around and doesn’t see any one.
Again he hears, “Ribbit Launch here”
He notices a Frog sitting in the grass, and not being that confident decides to launch from that spot.
He has the best line to the target and gets a 1meter drop and full points.
Shocked he returns to… Continue
Added by Justin Galbraith on June 29, 2009 at 6:15pm —
Several of the pilots I met last year in Leon were on Aunty Monkey so I decided to use this forum to see who all was going to go to this event this year.
Several of us from the DBG (informal group that includes most of central lL & IN) are applying. Just drop a line to say "hi" and let me know of your intentions with this event this year.
Donna-Sunny Side Up
Added by Donna J Carlton Vish on June 26, 2009 at 12:20am —
Internet Video Broadcast from Midnight Balloon Rally
Internet video broadcasting is one way of promoting interest in ballooning. You may check how it succeeds on June 24-28, when the 1st Midnight Balloon Rally 2009 takes place in Jyväskylä, Finland.
Videos will be available for viewing starting 20:00 UTC on Thursday June 25th. Interviews and commentary from the previous nights can be viewed on-demand. New videos are added as the event progresses. There will be three… Continue
Added by Vesa Lensu on June 24, 2009 at 1:59pm —
Posted pics of Mike Gliatti's new ride balloon Bel'Aria "Beautiful Air".
Added by Dan McCormick on June 19, 2009 at 4:32am —
Guess I've been doing this wrong, leaving comments instead of blogging, computers are not my strong suit. Here's what I should have posted...
Finally posted pictures of my "new" balloon. I bought it from Jim Aller in Indy. He could have had a higher price but wanted it to go to a new pilot "for love of the sport". He's a class act and I hope he knows how grateful I am.
Added by Dan McCormick on June 19, 2009 at 4:00am —
Four instructors at the lake ballooning camp. They had to bunk two to a room. No one wanted to room with Danny because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.
The first night Justin slept in the room with Danny and came to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. Adam and Sean said, "Man, what happened to you?" Justin said, "Danny snored so loudly, I just sat up… Continue
Added by Justin Galbraith on June 17, 2009 at 10:33pm —
Yesterday,I came back to Japan from Italy.
For World air games 2009.
I wanna write about that in a few days.
Added by Kyoko on June 17, 2009 at 9:01pm —
Are any of you planning on attending the event in Metz this year?
I will be coming over for it and would love to meet any of the AM crowd who may be there.
Let me know if you will be going.
Added by Adam on June 11, 2009 at 6:27pm —
will we see you in Jackson you and your dad are welcome to come out! Continue
Added by Mike Nelson on June 11, 2009 at 1:15pm —
we just started our Hotair-Airship-Blog.
This is the place to provide you with all kind of informations about our hot-air-airships.
Your GEFA-FLUG Team
Added by GEFA-FLUG on June 10, 2009 at 9:38pm —
The weekend saw the completion of my homebuilding project of the last 4 years. Well sort of......
When I built my little 35k balloon back in 2004 the plan was always to have a cloudhopper style bottom end for it. Until thet could be done, I used a rubbish bin. The bin was great fun, and a crowd favourite, but it was never what I had really planned.
In speaking about this with Aussie homebuilder, Nigel Flynn, he said he would be happy to help me and build the hopper frame… Continue
Added by Adam on June 1, 2009 at 11:58am —