Archive for April, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Friday, April 27th, 2012
Our Peacock VIII Hot Air Balloon ready to ride

Baker and I am ready to start flying again, and begin our 2012 hot air balloon rides, except our balloon ride flying weather isn’t looking the best over the weekend. Wind and cold will probably keep us grounded for our opening weekend, hey it’s early so we don’t mind. We’re looking forward to meet some new folks from near and far, and share our special experience and area with them. So it’s time to get your reservation in for our 2012 Flying Season.

The view inside our Peacock Hot Air Balloon, and customers helping with the inflation.

A family from Bogota, Columbia that included a hot air balloon ride with us in their itinerary last summer.

 

Baker and I really enjoy doing these Private Hot Air Balloon Rides for proposals of marriage.

The view from the under side of our Peacock Hot Air Balloon.

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Seminar Weekend

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

This past weekend, down in Saratoga Springs, was the New York State Hot Air Balloon Safety Seminar. It’s an event that is coordinated by a volunteer group of local balloonists’. This is a good time of year for a get-together like this since the flying weather usually isn’t that good, which it wasn’t that morning, and travel usually isn’t hampered by winter weather.

Guy from the Albany National Weather Service Forecast Office talking to the group-sorry about the pic quality.

Some of the group in the lecture hall at the safety seminar.

 

A break-out session with some of the equipment that was on display

I expect to start my flying season the weekend of the 28th/29th of April. I’ll post more detail on that later for you.