Posts Tagged ‘Balloon Rides’

Recent Hot Air Balloon Rides and Weather

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Guess it’s time to get caught-up on the recent flights we’ve been doing. The weather for doing hot air balloon rides has much improved over earlier in the year. But, if the Climate Prediction Center’s 8-14 day outlook is to be believed, we may be heading back to an unsettled period for the last week of the month and the early part of September. I suspect we will get our opportunities to fly tho, especially for this coming weekend which looks great. So come on out and play!

The rides will be posted backward, starting with the most recent on back —

On the morning of the 22nd, I flew the Streeter family from Shirley NY.

On the morning of the 22nd, I flew the Streeter family from Shirley NY.

On the morning of the 21st, I flew Ed and Kim from Pompton Lakes NJ

On the morning of the 21st, I flew Ed and Kim from Pompton Lakes NJ

On the afternoon of the 18th, I flew Aimee from NewPort ME, and Justine from Watertown NY.

On the afternoon of the 18th, I flew Aimee from NewPort ME, and Justine from Watertown NY.

On the morning of the 18th, I flew David from Pay Brook NY, and my brave flyer from Brazil, Ivy.

On the morning of the 18th, I flew David from Ray Brook NY, and his brave flyer from Brazil, Ivy.

On the morning of the 15th, I flew Deny and Catherine from Kitchener ON, and Courtney and Scott from Baltimore MD.

On the morning of the 15th, I flew Deny and Catherine from Kitchener ON, and Courtney and Scott from Baltimore MD.

On the afternoon of the 11th, I flew Joseph and Natalie from the Rexford/Clifton Park NY area, and Alec and Maryann from Albany NY

On the afternoon of the 11th, I flew Joseph and Natalie from the Rexford/Clifton Park NY area, and Alec and Maryann from Albany NY

On the morning of the 11th, I flew Marc and Devin from Goshen NY, and Jeff and Sheri from Watertown NY.

On the morning of the 11th, I flew Marc and Devin from Goshen NY, and Jeff and Sheri from Watertown NY.

Our fall flying season is rapidly approaching, so get your reservations in to view the fall foliage. That’s all for now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Balloon Flights and Weather Forecast for the Weekend

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Recent flights have been a bit spotty as of late due to the weather. On Saturday morning the 1st, I flew a mixed group, a couple from Astoria, and a customer from Scotia on a gift balloon ride.

Shawn and Vanessa up over Argyle on a beautiful morning.

Shawn and Vanessa up over Argyle on a beautiful morning.

Rodger on his gift balloon ride that morning.

Rodger on his gift balloon ride that morning.

Next up was the morning of the 5th. On board was a mother/daughter enjoying a gift flight over rural Washington County on a beautiful morning.

Bridget was visiting from Anchorage AK, and Chris is from Wynantskill.

Bridget was visiting from Anchorage AK, and Chris is from Wynantskill.

 

Now for the weather forecast portion of this post for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Albany – The Capital District, and the outlook for doing any hot air balloon rides this weekend. In 2 words, not good. Right now, the weather looks rather damp right through the next week of June, according to the 6 to 14 day outlook forecast by the Climate Prediction Center.

Balloon Ride Flying Weather for the Week

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The weather forecast for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Albany, The Capital District, looks possible on Tuesday, and the best on the Wednesday AM and PM flight windows for going on a hot air balloon ride. Right now, later in the week into the upcoming weekend doesn’t look so good for going on a hot air balloon ride. I have space available, so either give me a call @ 518-793-6342 or contact me through my web site @ AdirondackBalloonFlights.com

IMG_0462

Hot Air Balloon Ride Flying Weather for this Week

Monday, May 20th, 2013

The weather forecast for Adirondack hot air balloon rides this week in the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Albany, The Capital District region does not look very promising until the coming Memorial Holiday Weekend. I have space available on my Adirondack Balloon flights this Memorial Day Weekend, so give a call to 518-793-6342 to book a balloon ride with me or contact me through my web site – AdirondackBalloonFlights.com.

The view of the early morning mist in the mountain valleys from our balloon.

Recent Hot Air Balloon Ride

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Saturday was a beautiful day for going on an Adirondack hot air balloon ride. On my Saturday PM balloon flight, I had a proposal by a young couple from the Hamilton, Ontario Canada area.

Tanya and Jeremy

Airborne over the Argyle, Washington County area.

The proposal begins.

The question?

On goes the ring.

The ring!

The engaged couple enjoying an apres-flight champagne toast, cheers!

Recent Flight and Weather Forecast

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

On a rather chilly Tuesday morning, I flew a young couple that are SUNY Albany students, who had just finished their finals and are looking forward to their final/senior year in college.

Michaela and Jonathan

It was a beautiful morning for flying, temps right around 32’s

What’s not to like, — a beautiful day and company.

OK, now for the weather forecast for the Adirondacks, Lake George, Saratoga Springs region part of this post. Expect flying conditions and the weather to improve as we head into the coming weekend. Temps should go up from the last couple of days, and the flying conditions should be good on Friday, Saturday and at least Sunday morning, if not afternoon also. So, if you have any interest in going on a hot air balloon ride, give a call to 518-793-6342 or contact me through my web – AdirondackBalloonFlights.com

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.

Balloon Ride Weather Forecast for Weekend and early next Week

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Our weather continues to be beautiful for outdoor activity, including going on a hot air balloon ride. The National Weather Service forecast for the Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Albany – The Capital District region, continues to be dry, under the influence of a blocking high pressure area, parked over the northeastern part of the United States. If anyone is interested in going on a balloon ride during a pretty time of spring, now is your opportunity – we have space available on most flights right through next week. So, give us a call @ 518-793-6342 and/or check out our web site, and fill-out the reservation form to book your balloon flight.

The view from our hot air balloon

The view inside our hot air balloon

Our hot air balloon

Best of Spring

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

We were chosen as one of the “Best Places to Celebrate Spring” by the Albany Times Union Explore Magazine. I feel honored to be chosen by the major print media outlet for the Capital District of New York, as one of the best attractions in their readerships “backyard”. So blog heads, here’s your opportunity to schedule a hot air balloon ride with one the best in the Albany, Capital District Region of New York State. Call me @ 518-793-6342.

The Balloon

The View

The Pilot

A New Flying Season, Balloon Rides 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

I figure it’s past time to come out of my winter hibernation, loosen up the fingers and start blogging again. The snow’s gone, except for the man-made left on the local ski slopes, plus the ice is out of Lake George and the Hudson River.

A pic I took along the Hudson River back in March, just above Warrensburg, on the way back from visiting our friends the Leahy’s, in Clayton on the St. Lawrence River.

It’s now flying season again, my 37th that I’ve been giving hot air balloon rides in the Adirondack, Lake George, Saratoga Springs region.

My Peacock VIII Hot Air Balloon

This is the view you get from my balloon.

So folks, come on up and join Baker, Todd and myself for a hot air balloon ride this season. Contact me through my web site, adirondackballoonflights.com, or give a call to  518-793-6342.