Aunty Monkey has just been featured in the Ning blog. Ning is the Social Network platform that this site has been built on. At last count, Ning has over 90,000 websites (like Aunty Monkey), so being featured is a big thing. Well done guys for making this a popular and successful site. Check out the… Continue
Added by Andrew Robertson on August 31, 2007 at 9:55am —
Added by Colin Graham on August 29, 2007 at 4:44pm —
...so, who's going?
There has been much discussion amongst several of us about tossing an Aunty Monkey Tailgate at this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. After throwing 2 semi-Monkey tailgates in Canada and a full-out Monkey tailgate in Denver, it's been decided that a full-on Aunty Monkey Tailgate is in order.
Pot Luck style, probably Monday after flying with Tuesday as a weather backup. Much beers included, with no particular theme other than to get to… Continue
Added by Chris Liberti on August 29, 2007 at 3:37am —
See the Forum (somewhere near the bottom of the homepage) to submit your photos.
Added by Adam on August 27, 2007 at 10:28pm —
Great to see the original logos up on the site!
Added by Adam on August 27, 2007 at 11:20am —
John here. I'm putting together the latest issue of PST (the official newsletter of the balloon club of NSW and ACT - remarkably entertaining) and if anyone has anything to say I have remarkably low editorial standards. Email me at email@example.com
On a lighter note, I'm going to Narromine and looking for someone to have a drink with. Is anyone up?
Added by John Turnbull on August 26, 2007 at 3:06am —
Just curious who's going to Lake George, NY.. Went last year on a bus trip and didn't get to see much, this time think I'll drive my self..
Added by Colleen Landry on August 24, 2007 at 1:06pm —
I just added some pictures on my page from Saint-Jean...enjoy!
Added by Steve Raffaele on August 24, 2007 at 12:37pm —
Well here they are... all 14 issues!
Added by Andrew Robertson on August 23, 2007 at 11:20pm —
Check out this video on YouTube of Mike Howard doing a paraglider drop from the Sloggi balloon at 10,000ft. He even manages to get the main chute tangled and cuts it way, landing with his reserve.Watch video here
Added by Andrew Robertson on August 23, 2007 at 12:07pm —
I thought this would be a good enough place to ask :-)
Does anyone know where I can find information on the "Balloon Makers" mailing list, or know how I can subscribe to it?
Added by Angus Peart on August 22, 2007 at 11:44pm —
It has been a while, but here are Issues 9, 10 and 11.
Added by Andrew Robertson on August 22, 2007 at 5:25pm —
Looks like there will be some jittery officials after the European championships.
Yet again at a ballooning comp there have been a number of midair collisions. Nothing as nasty as at the World Championships in Japan, but still, any collision at height is not much fun.
Interestingly it also looks like the first application of the new rules has been actioned, with a Russian pilot being penalised 1000 comp points for reckless flying. I can only imagine what he must have been… Continue
Added by Adam on August 22, 2007 at 1:14pm —
I was invited to fly my Birthday Cake Hot Air Balloon at this years Great Falls Balloon Festival, in Lewiston/Auburn Maine for the 15th anniversary of their balloon festival. Really nice people at that festival. Beautiful area to fly, LOTS of trees.
We got several good flights in and had a great time!
One of the volunteer crew people assigned to me was Gil LeBlanc. He had requested to be assigned to the Birthday Cake. I had known him from previous festivals. However, I didn't know… Continue
Added by Keith Sproul on August 22, 2007 at 12:36am —
You might not have known this, but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female. Here are some examples: FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them. PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again.… Continue
Added by Justin Galbraith on August 21, 2007 at 10:16pm —
Here it is, another Monday and I am back home in Pennsylvania with rain, cool temps and reality (which really sucks for me right now...). I wish I was still in St. Jean. We had a fabulous time this year and I got to meet a bunch of Aunty Monkey folks. So, let me re-cap the last few days for everyone that was not lucky enough to make the journey north...
Friday night was canceled. We almost got to go, but just before they pulled the red flag to let us begin cold inflating another storm… Continue
Added by Dawn Chase on August 21, 2007 at 8:31am —
Added by mark kersten on August 21, 2007 at 3:12am —
Friday already! Where has the week gone? Yesterday they got a flight off in the morning, but we didn't join in. Raindrops on the windshield & a rainbow in the direction the wind is blowing was enough for us to go for an early breakfast at Eggsquis. If you ever get up here, you must go. The food is excellent and there is a massive mural on the wall with all balloons that fly here in the festival. The rain took it's time to move in but finally arrived near noon. At 4 we were gathering… Continue
Added by Dawn Chase on August 18, 2007 at 2:36am —
Found this earlier today, 10 cool points to whoever guesses correctly what it is.
Another 10 cool points to whoever can find the UFO's shadow ;-)
Added by Angus Peart on August 18, 2007 at 1:24am —
For anyone who is interested (probably only Australians will be), a few of us are getting together to do some flying at Binalong (NSW) on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd. Continue
We have sort of been keeping Binalong a secret over the last 23 years that we have been flying there, but we thought it was time to share it with everyone.
Binalong is a small town just off the Hume Highway, about 1 hour North of Canberra (20 mins from Yass). The flying is great, with lots…
Added by Andrew Robertson on August 16, 2007 at 10:57pm —