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Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Forecast

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

We just had a very nice patch of weather at the end of September for doing some early fall foliage hot air balloon rides in our beautiful Adirondacks/Lake George/Albany-The Capital District region.

The weekend flights started on Saturday evening with a group of friends, Jeff and Maureen from Aberdeen NJ and Rose and Michael from Brooklyn NY.

The weekend flights started on Saturday evening with a group of friends, Jeff and Maureen from Aberdeen NJ, and Rose and Michael from Brooklyn NY.

The fall colors are just starting to come on strong.

Up, up and away over rural Washington County.

 

 

Next flight was on Sunday morning with two couples, Ken and Sharon from Blairstown NJ, and Ramya and Abhilash from Webster NY.

Next flight was on Sunday morning with two couples, Ken and Sharon from Blairstown NJ, and Ramya and Abhilash from Webster NY.

Ken and Sharon and the balloon shadow thru the early morning mist.

Ken and Sharon and the balloon shadow thru the early morning mist.

Ramya and Abhilash with the early morning mist breaking up over the upper Hudson River Valley.

Ramya and Abhilash with the early morning mist breaking up over the upper Hudson River Valley.

Next up on Sunday evening, was Doug and Jackie from Highland IN on a Private Flight, who made us a part of their extended fall tour of the NorthEast.

Next up, on Sunday evening was Doug and Jackie from Highland IN on a Private Flight, who made us a part of their extended fall tour of the NorthEast.

Doug and Jackie with the Green Mountains of Vermont in the background.

Doug and Jackie with the Green Mountains of Vermont in the background.

On Monday evening, I flew Rick and Penny from Nassau on a Private Flight.

On Monday evening, I flew Rick and Penny from Nassau on a Private Flight.

A paraplane visited during our evening air cruise over the Argyle area.

A paraplane visited during our evening air cruise over the Argyle area.

I wish that the weather forecast for the coming weekend for our Adirondack, Lake George Region was as nice as it was for the last 10 days or so, but, it looks like it will be a bit of a challenge to get many flights in thru early next week. There still is a lot of time left to enjoy our fall foliage flights, so get your reservation in before the season ends. Call me @ 518-793-6342

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloon Ride Flying Weather thru Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

The weather forecast for doing hot air balloon rides in the Lake George, Saratoga Springs region for this week looks rather bleak, again. Rain for Wednesday and Thursday, then a short break for part of Friday before the next system moves in and stalls, again, over the area with periods of rain Saturday and Sunday. I guess we get to dry-out Monday/Tuesday. I’ll post-up an update later in the week, when I get a look at what we can expect next week for flying weather. Next week should be peak color for the fall foliage.

This is what the flying area will look like next week for fall colors.

The balloon is great for getting a close-up look at the fall colors from a different perspective – above!

And also a panoramic view of the fall color across our upper Hudson River valley between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Flying Weather Forecast for this Week

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

We just finished up a good run of flying, due to some darn nice flying conditions that went from the middle of the week, thru most of the weekend. I’ll post-up some pics from the flights, then discuss the weather forecast for this week.
Our current run of flights started on Thursday morning with the Schroeder Family from Manitowoc, WI.

Kevin, Tara, and Colten on a beautiful early morning over rural Washington County.

On Friday morning, Kip and Andrew shared a balloon flight with their mother Eleanor for her 80th birthday. Happy Birthday Eleanor!

On Saturday morning, I had Joann and her son Nick from the Schuylerville area on the balloon flight.

On Saturday afternoon, I had Angela, Kimberly and Marolis on the balloon ride, from the Albany area and Alabama.

On the Sunday morning balloon ride, I had Alic and Robert who came down from the Rutland VT area to fly. This ended our streak of flights and good flying conditions, as the flying weather goes downhill from here for a good part of the week.

Now for the weather part for the Lake George, Saratoga Springs area – It’s gotten a bit on the dry side lately, which has made some folks fret. But hey, this is the Northeast, not the Southwest, and it will rain. Folks have a short memory about the weather, where so far this year, we went from a precipitation deficit from this past winter, to a surplus just from rain from the latter half of May, thru the early half of June, and that’s after a year where we had hugh snowfall and flooding rains. So it’s been a little dry lately, and, what do we get this week, the forecast calls for numerous chances of rain for a majority of the week into the coming weekend. Best days look like Wednesday and Sunday.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather Update into Weekend

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

We have definitely been getting decent summer weather lately in the Lake George – Saratoga Springs area, especially this week, the flying conditions are ideal. Last Friday, I flew Pritish from Fishkill and Dev from Blacksburg, VA on a beautiful summer morning.

Pritish and Dev getting ready for their balloon ride over beautiful, rural Washington County.

Tuesday was another beautiful day for a hot air balloon ride. I had on-board, Marcia and Walter from the Rutland, VT area.

Walter and Marcia on the Tuesday evening flight, a beautiful summer evening in the Lake George, Saratoga Springs region.

The weather forecast for hot air balloon rides is great right through Saturday, and I have space available the next few mornings. So, if you would like to fly in a hot air balloon in our beautiful valley between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont, either give me a call at 518-793-6342 or contact me through my web site, adirondackballoonflights.com. The CPC precipitation outlook forecast map is hinting that we potentially turn wetter for the later half of July, so take advantage of this week’s weather if you can.