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  2. 2003 Ford Excursion 4WD

    183K miles, V-10, Automatic transmission, overdrive, 137” wheel base, exterior color-Brown, interior color-Tan, dual air, power steering, power anti-lock brakes, power windows tilt wheel, steering wheel controls, new Bluetooth radio, new Viper alarm system, dual power mirrors, keyless entry, roof rack, trailing package lots more. Owned by fellow balloonist and in excellent condition. Asking $13,500 obo Email at kpcpersonal@gmail.com or 505-307-4142 for further details
  3. MIRAGE BURNER - NEW IN BOX

    I have an original Balloon Works Mirage Burner that I bought in 2000 and never installed. New in box, zero hours! I would like $1000 USD (plus shipping and a few bucks for this awesome site!) If interested please call or email and I will send you pictures, serial number or any more information that I can. New Mirage today is $5000 www.fireflyballoons.net/burner.php 403-813-3140 max@calmark.net
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  5. Crew of the DECADE Connie Thompson

    July 5, 2017 Orvin Olivier, Awards Committee Chair Balloon Federation of America PO Box 400, Indianola, IA 50125 OOLIVIER@amfam.com It is my pleasure to present to you a nomination for crew person of the year. This individual has been the crew chief for four family balloonists over the past 40 years and has assisted many other pilots during their time of need at inflations, chases, tethers, or most other occasions. Whenever any pilot or crew forgets or needs any item, whether its gloves, tools, helium, safety pins, markers, pibals, or even such items as champagne their first inclination is to look for this crew chief. They know the items or a substitute will be available. The people working at the refueling stations at all the races came to know her as the one that had a supply of cookies for them. The chase vehicle is always supplied with all the essentials including pop, beer, champagne, and during the winter months, hot-toddy’s to warm the innards of crews and pilot alike. The champagne is available to toast any first-time flyer and is served in appropriate glasses. At potluck picnics, table cloths are provided for this crew and for any others that are fortunate to sit at the surrounding tables. A candle placed on the table identifies the seating. Many Iowa pilots carry with them First Aid Kits that were made available to the Iowa Balloonist Association through the efforts of this crew chief and through the years many medical needs have been attended to including checks for high blood pressure. Knowledge of ballooning, as well as knowledge of winds most often leads this crew chief to the landing spot before the balloon arrives and this individual’s friendliness and ability to communicate with property owners is an asset that cannot be matched. Following is additional information regarding my favorite crew person and one that deserves to be considered for national recognition. Started crewing for son when he started his training in 1975 and was his crew chief when he took 3rd in the US Nationals in Indianola in 1978. Started crewing for husband in 1978 and encouraged him to compete. Has been a member of the BFA since 1988. Received BFA Master Crew Chief Award in 1988. Was chair of the BFA Crew Achievement program in 1990. First non-pilot President of the Iowa Balloonists Association in 1994. Was crew chief for husband at the US Nationals almost every year from 1980 to 2007, at the 1989 World Championships in Saga Japan, at the 1991 World Championships in St. Jean, Sur Richelieu, Canada. Also was crew chief at four North American Balloon Championships at Barrie, Ontario, at St. Jean, Sur Richelieu, Canada, at San Antonio, TX, and Baton Rouge, LA. Also crewed for husband in Mexico City, Mexico and Bristol, England. Assisted with the organization for three BFA Safety Seminars for the Iowa Balloonist Association. Presented various topics at the Iowa Balloonist Association Safety Seminars on crewing and first aid. Was selected as the 1986 Iowa Balloonist Association Crew of the year. Was selected, along with husband, as the 1996 Iowa Balloonist Association Balloonist of the Year. Received the BFA President’s Award as Vice Chair of the 2011 BFA National Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. Has served as an observer for many International gas balloon races, including six Coupe de Gordon Bennett races, and two World Gas Balloon Championships, traveling as a member of the crew and on one occasion for 7 days and over 2000 miles. Served as an official on a measuring team for the 2011 US National Hot Air Balloon Championships and the 2012 World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Battle Creek, Michigan. Served on the chase crew for gas balloons at two North American Challenge gas balloon races in Albuquerque NM. Received the John Russell Spirit of Ballooning Award, along with husband Jim, at the 2014 National Balloon Classic in Indianola, Iowa. Has continued as crew chief at the National Balloon Classic in Indianola, IA and at the Great Pershing Balloon Derby in Brookfield, MO. Is still active in ballooning as an occasional crew person and chase driver for her son’s hot air balloon ride business in Orlando, FL, at an age that I will not disclose but will note that she has been retired from nursing since 2002. It is my distinct honor to nominate my mother, Connie Thompson, for the BFA National Crew Person of the Year Award. Respectfully Submitted Jeff Thompson captjeff@thompsonaire.com
  6. Special Needs Flights

    Hot Air Ballooning is a vigorous and potentially rough outdoor sport. It is hard work, exciting, and magical all at the same time. However there are hugely different standards among pilots as to whom they will and will not take. THIS IS 100% THEIR CHOICE. After all if someone gets hurt who will they blame? Many people do not understand that we are at the complete mercy of mother nature and NO ONE can forecast with 100% accuracy what the weather will do. Trust me in my 40+ years and nearly 7,000 flights I have been in many rough and tough landings. Here is a video that shows us flying a woman with MS. Remember the conditions this day were nearly perfect.
  7. In flight photo from 11/08/17 Jeff

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  20. $750 tether lines and harness location Stuart, FL Contact Ted O'Hara 518-365-1334 or email flyted@msn.com
  21. $1,000 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Tank located in Stuart, FL Contact Ted O'Hara at 518-365-1334 or flyted@msn.com
  22. 10 Gallon Tank Stuart, FL

    $500 10 Gallon tank located in Stuart, FL Contact Ted O'Hara 518-365-1334 or email flyted@msn.com
  23. $22,000.00 - Firefly (FF) AX-8 THE IRISH ROVER, Rebuilt. Only 20 hours since rebuild. Includes 4.9 basket, 4 ten gallon tanks with covers, instruments, new annual. Current location: Stuart, FL Contact Ted O'Hara 518-365-1334 or email flyted@msn.com
  24. Two 8 HP Fans $750 Each. Honda 1 is 3 prong 30 inch prop 1 is 2 prong 30 inch prop Located in Stuart, FL contact Ted O'Hara at 518-365-1334 or email flyted@msn.com
  25. Enclosed Trailer 8 ft x 18 ft, dual axle with brakes, running boards, built in cabinets. $4,000 located in Stuart, FL, Contact Ted O'Hara 518-365-1334 or email flyted@msn.com
  26. 2005 Ford Excursion Diesel. Engine rebuilt at 103,000 miles. Currently has 142,000 miles. Asking $15,000 Location Stuart, FL Asking $15,000. Contact: Ted O'Hara 518-365-1334 or email flyted@msn.com
  27. In flight photo from 10/11/17 Kim

    In flight photo from 10/11/17 Kim View File Thompson Aire Balloon Rides in flight photo from 10/11/17 Kim Purchase your balloon ride video HERE Submitter ThompsonAire Submitted 10/11/17 Category Thompson Aire Photos  
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