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Old Sep 27, 2010, 9:56 PM   #1
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Hot air balloon meet this past weekend but the weather didn't cooperate Saturday. Quite a bit wind right at sunrise but it abated a bit after about 40 min. One of the pro pilots flying the Re/Max sponsered balloon decided to do a trial. He got off OK but radio'd back that control was very difficult so the meet organizers cancelled the rest of the launches and rain cancelled the afternoon launches.

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 5:37 AM   #2
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Beautiful lighting for this event. # 2 and #3 (with the flame showing) are spectacular! Nice and crisp too. Always wanted to photograph hot air balloons...
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It was interesting to watch the launch from start to finish. It takes at least a four person ground crew plus the pilot to launch a balloon of this size which the announcer said was a 90,000 cu. ft. balloon.

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