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Old Nov 17, 2005, 9:48 AM   #1
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Here's a shot I took of a guy and his cluster balloon. He lifted off along with about 20 'real' hot air balloons.


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Old Nov 17, 2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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Wow! That's something you don't see every day. I saw a report on TV about a year ago showing someone trying to determine, first of all if it was even possible to lift a human in a patio chair, and if so, how many balloons would it take. I think it was on Mythbusters. They calculated the number of balloons it would take but they were way off. The chair and occupant didn't move. They finally succeeded but it didn't look nearly as cool as this shot. Good work.



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Old Nov 17, 2005, 11:32 AM   #3
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Cool shot ibd12c .

He'll have to make sure he has the 'popping' sequence in the right order for a safe landing :O.
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Old Nov 17, 2005, 1:11 PM   #4
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yep...that's how its done...i think he uses a bb pistol.

He was invited to our city's (Kingsport, TN)FunFest summer bash, where each year they hold a 'Breakfast with the Balloons'. His volunteers were out at like 4:30am to begin inflating the balloons. His goal is to fly in all 50 states in the US, including 8 that he has marked off in 2005. His website is http://www.clusterballoon.org, but it appears some of his pages aren't working right now.

It was a clear morning with very little wind, so most of the other balloons stayed pretty close to the launch site. However, he ended some several miles away before landing. And he flies just as high as the normal balloons, it must be a fun ride. Here's a shot of him in the bg of the balloon which I'm a crewmember for:


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Old Nov 18, 2005, 9:32 AM   #5
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Two points I feel compelled to make ........... first of all, cool shot of a crazy person and second of all, it wouldn't be me!!!

Oh, and sorry Cal, but I stay as far away from balloons as I can get!! I'm always on edge waiting for the darn things to pop!!:shock:

But they are very petty and make for lovely photos!

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Old Nov 18, 2005, 11:57 AM   #6
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...And you had definitely better not scroll down here Rose !!!



































































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