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Go to the Photo Gallery and help us name the pilots at the 1975 Iowa balloon championship
If you have problems with your account let me know. Do not go on for FOUR months without saying something. Most often I can fix a problem in just a few minutes. Jeff
Did you know that Ride Operators can now sell thier passenger photos in the Download Center
Just had someone ask about what happens to worn out balloons so I figured I would start a topic about that. Great question
The dirigible "Italia" flown by General Nobile crashed on its way to the North Pole in 1928. Half the crew were catapulted to the ice while the remainder were still aboard the Italia as it disappeared. The SOS sent by the men marooned on ice caused the largest land-sea-air rescue attempt ever undertaken.