Archive for August, 2012

Recent Balloon Rides and Weather for Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The flying weather has remained pretty good lately, and should stay that way through most of the Labor Day holiday weekend. We flew some folks on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

On Wednesday morning, I flew Andrew and Julie from Williamsburg Ontario who were visiting the Lake George area for a few days.

Cheri and Hal from Rotterdam flew with me on a beautiful Thursday morning.

The weather forecast for the Lake George, Saratoga Springs area is looking good for the Labor Day holiday weekend. It looks like the remains of Isaac visit with us on Tuesday and part of Wednesday. Hopefully, it will be flyable at least for early on Thursday and Friday into the next weekend. We’ll have to see… and on the fall flying season. I am already full for the 40th anniversary Adirondack Balloon Festival weekend. And, we are steadily booking flight for the fall flying season, so if you want to do a fall flight with us, contact me soon to book your space on our balloon.  Call 518-793-6342 or contact me through my web site Adirondack Balloon Flights.

Recent Balloon Rides and Balloon Ride Flying Weather Forecast

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I didn’t fly much over this weekend. I took Saturday morning and Sunday evening off. Saturday evening’s flight got cancelled by scattered storms in the southern part of our flight area, and I had a real nice flight on Sunday morning with a New York Post reporter, Michael Riedel, and Post photographer Alex.

Alex and Michael

Pics and interview.

Michael taking interview notes during the flight. Not sure when the article will appear in the Post. It’s theme is a Fall Weekender Drive with Things to Do from New York City.

And now for the weather forecast for the Lake George, Saratoga Springs area for the coming week and an early look toward the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. It looks like the balloon ride flying weather goes down hill until Wednesday. We have a chance of rain this afternoon, plus the wind is forecast to pick-up to excessive speeds for doing a hot air balloon ride by the afternoon. The balloon ride flying weather is looking good Wednesday thru, at least part of Friday, and maybe into Saturday, before we may have a chance to see what’s left of hurricane Isaac, which should just be a depression with rain by then. I have a number of spaces available on my Thursday and Friday morning flights, so either call 518-793-6342 or contact me through my web site AdirondackBalloonFlights.com.

Recent Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

First off, I want to get the hot air balloon ride weather forecast for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs region out of the way, then update a number of recent flights. The weather forecast for this weekend is a bit mixed, with chances of pulse (pop-up) storms both Saturday and Sunday. Then on Monday/Tuesday, we are expecting greater chances of rain starting Monday afternoon, thru most of Tuesday, with good weather returning for at least Wednesday and Thursday. The advance forecast keeps the remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac to our west in the Ohio River Valley, or passing to our south, and may not affect us at all. But, you have to stay tuned on this since the inland path of the hurricane remnants is not currently set in stone. Now on to our recent flights for the week, which saw pretty flying conditions for doing balloon rides since last week.

On Tuesday evening, I had Tracy and Junior who were visiting the Lake George area from Jamaica and Rosedale NY.

On Wednesday morning, I flew Brian from Tucson AZ and Chelsea from Springville NY. Both are students doing a summer internship at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown.

On Thursday morning, I flew Michelle from Delmar NY and Mary from Cornwall-on-Hudson NY. Mary has been going on flights with me periodically, since the 80’s.

Friday morning I flew a family from Westport CT, Colten, Mackenzie, Laural and Rick.

I sent Friday night’s passengers home with no flight due to a lack of (NO) wind to even make an attempt at making the flight interesting for them. Hanging stationary in the air for an hour or so isn’t my idea of flying?

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Balloon Ride Flying Weather

Monday, August 20th, 2012

First, the hot air balloon ride forecast for the week. The weather forecast for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs area looks great for most of this week, right into the coming weekend. I have plenty of space available for passengers who would like to experience a balloon ride. So either call me at 518-793-6342 or contact me thru my business web site, Adirondack Balloon Flights.

Now, for my recent flights. The balloon ride flying weather was pretty good recently, so I have a number of recent flights to update and first up is…

On Thursday evening, I flew Paul and Leslie, a father/daughter from Rockville, MD.

On Saturday evening, I flew Judi from Poughkeepsie, for her 70th birthday, along with daughter Barbara and grandson William.

Judi’s family were there to wish her well on her birthday flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday morning, I flew Nate and Camille from Kings Park NY on a Private Flight, who were celebrating their 43rd anniversary.

On Sunday evening, I flew a Private Flight for Morgan and Vincent, from the Catskill area, on a beautiful August afternoon.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

I had a couple of opportunities to fly some folks early this week in the morning. First up on Monday morning was–

This is Peter and Clint, a father and son, from Hermosa Beach, CA.

Also on the Monday AM balloon ride was, Shilpa and Damien from New York City.

On Tuesday morning, I had Bill and Dawn from Forrest Hill, MD on-board for a Private Balloon Ride.

The weather forecast for the Lake George, Saratoga Springs region for the rest of this week is mixed, with rain on Friday, clearing over the weekend, and currently what appears to be some good flying condition next week thru mid week. Call if you want to fly!!–518-793-6342.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather for the Week

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Time to catch-up on some recent balloon rides—First up we have…

On the Monday evening flight, i had Bill and Lorna from Dunedin, FL on-board.

On the Tuesday morning balloon ride, I flew John Tartaglia and his family who are visiting the Lake George area from Rye, NY.

On Tuesday evening, Larry and Debby from Glenville celebrated a Private birthday Balloon Ride.

On Wednesday morning, I flew Bryon and Graham from Gaithersburg, MD, and Maria and John from Salem, NY.

That was it for hot air balloon rides for the week so far, due to weather and family in-town for a visit. The weather forecast for the week starts out good for Monday, before it goes downhill Tuesday and Wednesday, before it improves again for Thursday and Friday, and, it looks to go downhill again for at least part of the coming weekend.

Quick Balloon Ride Flying Weather Forecast for Weekend

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

The weather forecast for the Lake George, Saratoga Springs area heading into the weekend is wet! I don’t expect to have good conditions for flying until maybe Sunday, but, most likely not till Monday. It currently appears that there will be a short window for Monday and maybe early Tuesday before the next weather system starts to turn against flying.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Monday was a productive day for doing some hot air balloon rides. We had good flying conditions for both our morning and evening flight.

On Monday morning, I flew Nancy and John from Duanesburg, and Kirt from Charlottsville VA who was in town visiting his folks.

On Monday evening, I flew Hanne and John from New York NY.

The weather forecast for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs area will be rather summery for the next several days. While we are expecting some clouds and rain today on Wednesday, conditions will improve on Thursday and Friday, with increasing chances of storms for late in the day over the weekend and on Monday. The weather looks to improve and cool a bit by mid next week. There will be flying opportunities during this time frame, so give a call if you are interested in taking a balloon ride with us, 518-793-6342, or check out my web site. adirondackballoonflights.com