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Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The weather improved over the weekend after all the heavy rain earlier in the week for doing hot air balloon rides. Our first flight was on Saturday evening –

On Saturday afternoon, I flew Nadine and Luke from Ballston Lake on a Private Flight.

On Saturday afternoon, I flew Nadine and Luke from Ballston Lake on a Private Flight.

On Sunday morning, I flew Julie from Clifton Park and her father Tom from Yonkers. Sharing the ride with them was Art from New York City on a gift flight.

On Sunday morning, I flew Julie from Clifton Park and her father Tom from Yonkers. Sharing the ride with them was Art from New York City on a gift flight.

The all important Adirondacks/Lake George/Albany region weather forecast for the week heading into the Adirondack Balloon Festival looks good for flying during the week, but a bit unsettled over the weekend. The weather charts from the Weather Prediction Center show high pressure over the area for a good deal of the week, then a frontal passage on Saturday. For those looking to view the balloons at the Adirondack Balloon Festival, your best opportunity will be on Thursday evening at Crandall Park and Friday evening out at the Airport festival location. If things work out, they may be able to fly on Saturday morning before the rain and wind with the cold front. Sunday probably won’t happen, but, you never know for sure until the day of with the weather.

 

Recent Balloon Rides and Mother’s Day Weekend, Balloon Flying Weather

Friday, May 10th, 2013

First up, the Mother’s Day weekend weather forecast for the Lake George – Saratoga Springs – Albany, Capital District region from Albany NWS. Put simply, is not the best for balloon flying. While Saturday looks to be rather on the wet side, Sunday will be drier, but with scattered showers and some wind. The best day for going on a hot air balloon ride will be Tuesday and maybe Wednesday morning of the coming week.

Now for our recent flights—We started the hot air balloon flying season with a proposal on April 28th.

Next, we flew Jay DeDapper and Tod Wohlfarth on Sunday afternoon, the 4th of May.

Tod, Marguerite (who assisted as “ground crew”) and Jay

Jay is a former political reporter @ WNBC in NYC, and Tod is Partner/Creative Director of Rock Paper Pixel, a brand strategy and design studio.

This weekend, we are heading down to Fishkill for the Northeastern Pioneer Aeronauts Reunion. I’m looking forward to getting together with some folks that I haven’t seen in quite awhile and who I originally got to know back in the early days of hot air balloon flying in the 70’s. The the modern era, pioneer days of hot air ballooning.

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 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

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Update into early next Week

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Folks visiting the area for the 4th of July Holiday Week, are enjoying some beautiful summer-like weather, making for maximum enjoyment of all there is to do in the Lake George – Saratoga Springs region. We were out doing our balloon rides on Tuesday, the 3rd, with some folks visiting our area.

On Tuesday morning, I had Artem and Olga who came up from NYC, and Theolyn, who came up from Orlando FL to fly with us, and also attend the weekend Jazz Fest at Saratoga.

 

On the late afternoon flight, I had Mary and Stephen who are visiting Lake George from Buffalo, and Chris, a local from Gansevoort, enjoying his gift flight with us.

The weather forecast for the Lake George – Saratoga Springs area is really good for the next week. If you have been thinking of coming on up, it’s a great time to enjoy our beautiful Adirondack Region.