i love hot air balloons i want the yoda hot air balloon and a x racer from lindstrand i want both balloons from lindstrand.
Added by Dustin on July 30, 2008 at 5:57am —
Got my first log book yesterday. My dad ordered it for me. So now I can officially start working towards my license. :-) So thats good. Up til now I've just crewed.
Just got done two weekends in a row of festivals. Wellsville was awesome. Didn't hardly sleep at all. Spent the nights talking and listening to bullfrogs, but the weather was perfect for the most part. Only day they didn't fly was Sunday... last flight, and everyone was okay with that. Same thing with this weekend in… Continue
Added by Carrie Lekich on July 30, 2008 at 3:00am —
Celebration of Honor FLY!
Giving back to America’s fighting men & women!
South Park, CO
July 26-27 2008
By Colin M. Graham
Whenever I have been contacted by soldiers or recent veterans for flight information I often tell them “its on us” as I figure that’s the least we can do is give a little back to these men and women who fight and die for us every day in our foreign wars.
Upon my arrival in Colorado for the summer I was… Continue
Added by Colin Graham on July 28, 2008 at 4:50pm —
This morning I went for my first flight in an Air Chair.....I didn't think anything could top my flying experiences so far but this has gone straight to the top!
We had a perfect morning with light winds taking us straight past Petworth House/park and over the town square of Petworth.
It awesome to fly low over and drop right down into a pine forest, brushing past the tree tops, and the smell was amazing! Can't wait to go again!
(I don't know how to add pictures here so see my… Continue
Added by Nicola Cronin on July 28, 2008 at 4:25am —
You get up hours before dawn…on the weekend…
You’ve ever said to yourself, “I love the smell of propane in the morning…”
Alcohol is regularly consumed before any meal of the day…
Alcohol is regularly consumed as a meal of the day…
Your truck has the bumper sticker, my other vehicle is a LTA…
When you hear the word, “Inflation” you don’t think about the economy…
Ascension has nothing to do with Jesus (unless it is the Jesus… Continue
Added by Emily Morris on July 27, 2008 at 2:30am —
Three weeks ago I started talking about this benefit and it has grown by leaps and bounds! Items from around the world have been landing via UPS on my front porch and continue to arrive each day. Thank you so much to everyone who has given so graciously. The pins, hats, shirts, cards, etc. will mean the world to not only Cody but his family also.
I need to personally thank Phil Whittington for everything you have done for this benefit. Phil, I do not know what to say except thank you so… Continue
Added by Mike Hernandez on July 25, 2008 at 2:19pm —
Today we got to do our attempt on the Australian altitude hot air balloon record, the wing suit distance record and Australian skydiving altitude record.
Subject to ratification we should have had some success.
Because 60 minutes own the story I have to keep quiet on the out come for a week or so (watch the show on the 3rd of August to find out what happened!!) but I can say that from a ballooning perspective, it was a very… Continue
Added by Sean Kavanagh on July 25, 2008 at 12:52am —
I know I haven't been on here in a little while, sooo I just wanted to know what everyone was up to!! I'm having a great summer with my job and with the love of my life David, who is getting into ballooning. Soooo if you want to chat sometime come chat with me, and if I'm not online go to my myspace and you will get me there. www.myspace.com/kissykrissy30
Added by Krissy on July 24, 2008 at 5:43pm —
I've got a bilingual blog. (well, sometimes only Japanese, but a lot of pics as well )
Added by Mizuho Oku on July 23, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Looking forward to a great reunion weekend at NJFEST but it looks like summer as usual in the Garden State. Seems like every year at Howiefest is either HazyHotHumid or slogging through the muck left from a week of heavy rain. This is the first time in a decade that I won't be there with a commercial balloon, and the only glowing we will be doing is on the back of the tailgate with Patron. I am bringing the cloudhopper, and I hope to show off my new Schilling S32R envelope to all my friends.… Continue
Added by Mark Schilling on July 23, 2008 at 4:23am —
Hello Fellow Pilots & Crew:
The Black Sheep Squadron Pilots & Crew will be in New Jersey Bringing our FUN to Quick Chek Festival!!!
We are going to have a Tailgate Party Grilling out on the field before the Saturday Evening Flight cooking some Hot Dogs & Hamburgers; bring some food over and We will throw it on the grill for you!! We will be meeting at Mike Hernendez & Eric Hodges site over at G10 &… Continue
Added by SunKiss Ballooning on July 22, 2008 at 4:00pm —
My regular blog that I try to keep up to date can be found at my website at http://www.thinkmatt.com
Added by Matt Maciag on July 20, 2008 at 11:58pm —
It's hot in Saga!
I heard that there is no Aussie pilots have entry for Saga balloons this year,,,
I'm NOT happy
Added by Mizuho Oku on July 20, 2008 at 5:24pm —
Things are getting serious for our flight to 39,000 feet.
A test run of all Oxy gear and the exit for the wing suit jumpers at 12,000 feet was successful the other day and we are about to drive south from Alice Springs to Curtian Springs for the next test flight to 25,000 feet.
Check out ex65.blogspot.com for more details and links to the main project blog.…
Added by Sean Kavanagh on July 20, 2008 at 12:59pm —
And what an event it was. The event started out with lots of promise with 26 Students registered and a total of 36 balloons. It also started out with the promise of a lot of wind. It also delivered on this.
The lake is a rare event in sport aviation. It is held about 40km west of Mildura (home to the 2004 world champs) in australia. Thje area is flat, rwally flat with the only bumps being sandy hills in the middle of the fields. The fields are BIG. On average they are around 3km*3km… Continue
Added by Adam on July 14, 2008 at 12:56pm —
Just got back from Longview Texas where we took Coco the Clown and Buzzy the Bee with Balloon stormers Gary and Janice sines it was a long trip but very worth it. The directors of the race did a great job hosting us, took real good care of pilots, crews, and sponsors. Cant wait to go back next year with Balloon stormers. The food was great! Mo needs a Jalapeno tree and a Bodacious BBQ for sure. Jeremy and i were both spoiled considering BBQ and Mexican are our two favorite foods. Janice won the… Continue
Added by Marsha an Jeremy on July 14, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Many thanks to the great folks of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and the 28th annual Steamboat Springs Balloon Rodeo.
We had a great time and managed all three flights including the Friday media flight.
I have posted some images of yesterdays flight at:
More will follow as I get ahold of them.
See you down the road,
Added by Colin Graham on July 14, 2008 at 7:17am —
Hello to all of our ballooning friends!
Our group of balloonists in the Adirondack Region is asking for your help. There is a young 10 year old boy by the name of Cody Pulver who has recently undergone 6 surgeries to remove a cancerous brain tumor. He has one more round of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation treatments to follow. This young man began this battle during his April Spring Break and is a pure fighter!
Cody is the son of one of our wonderful landowners where we… Continue
Added by Mike Hernandez on July 9, 2008 at 7:00am —
I have been flying special shape balloons since 1989. My love for shapes has made it such that I am always looking at items thinking how cool they would look flying overhead. I am always considering my next shape. Or my first believe it or not. What many people don't know about me is that I have only owned 3 shapes to this point. The Little Bees and the Eagle. The Little Bees were my first and second and the Eagle my third owned shapes. Prior to that I had flown the Famous Footwear shoes,… Continue
Added by Bob Romaneschi on July 6, 2008 at 3:35am —
Hope all are well. I write live from Mancos, Colorado this afternoon. This town is home to a balloon event i've attended for the past couple years. I hauled the Z120 down from Ridgway to go flying tomorrow in the gorgeous Mancos Valley.
We have been doing alot of flying in Ridgway and also Salida, CO which is where I'm calling home now for the summers as I begin "Endeavor Ballooning West". Check us out online at www.salidaballoon.com
I am continually posting new images on… Continue
Added by Colin Graham on July 3, 2008 at 9:48am —