Believe it or not there is some very well thought out science behind a good balloon envelope storage bag. Factory balloon bags are horrible. They spend a large amount of time engineering the balloon, basket, burner and instruments and then stick the balloon in a one size fits all type of bag. Generally the bag is oversized because as we all know when a balloon is new it is completely air tight and is hard to get all the air out of it. In fact I believe the coating they spray on the inside of the fabric has some sort of air generating compound in it.
Just fly up and be a presenter at the Iowa Balloonists Association Continuing Education Seminar. What could go wrong. Fly up on a Friday, Present at the seminar on Saturday and fly home Sunday. Easy Peasy, Right??
On January 20th the Thompson family had a ballooning experience that we will remember forever. Jeff had three ride balloons scheduled for that morning. The weather had not cooperated during several winter months with only five flights in December and four in January. As usual Jeff was the pilot on the lead balloon, Jon was also scheduled to fly and Doug Cleghorn was the third pilot. Connie and I were out to crew along with another pilot Glen Marks. Glen was at the Classic last year and flew one of Andy William’s ride balloons. As you will learn later it was a blessing to have Glen along.
There are many programs out there for use on an iPad or other tablets. Some are so complex that they are simply unusable. This is the first article of several to come about programs that are NOT so difficult to use but DO HAVE great features for the Balloonist.
Description: At the end of a training flight Kim McCourt stuck his head in front of the camera and said his name and where he had landed. When we saw this my wife decieded to poke a litte fun at him and then the game was on. This video is made from over 350 flights and spans more than three years. Great clips and some need video footage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofcQ5hiwEGM Thumbnail:
Length: 16 Minutes
Description: Teaching others how to fly is one of my greatest jobs. Tyson started his journey as a Drone operator wanting to be a Drone Pilot, Now he has taken to flying without wings as a LTA pilot too. <br /><br />Look at the smile at the end
WOW! This is fantastic! Thank you so much.
My wife said there was something on facebook about the site but I do not know how to work facebook.
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