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Thread: Memorial Weekend

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    Once again I had to work a Memorial Day festival. This year however we had the hot air balloons. I was so fortunate to assist as a chase crew member along with my husband for one of the pilots. It has been 16 years since we've had the opportunity to do this. It's in my blood again. Maybe one day I'll be able to afford to get my pilot's license.

    If so, my balloon will look like a quilt!

    Inflating the envelope, this can get warm
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    Starting the inflation process
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    wow, wow

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    What I see is quilt inspirations!

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    looks like FUN! there were tethered balloon rides on Saturday at a local airport, but i missed out on them! maybe next time! How long to fill one of those? before takeoff?

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    DH and I were involved in this sport from 1973 to 1990. DH was a commercial pilot and I was his crew chief. I remember a balloon that looked like a quilt. I think it was from Kansas. It was called "Raggedy Ann."

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    That looks like so much fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    looks like FUN! there were tethered balloon rides on Saturday at a local airport, but i missed out on them! maybe next time! How long to fill one of those? before takeoff?
    I have heard that a tethered ride versus a free flight is like kissing your sister.

    How long to fill one of those? before takeoff? 15 - 20 minutes.

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    Oh, how fun!

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    In this hilly part of the country we have been lucky to see balloons floating over our house, had one land at the end of our dead end road, years ago, really excited the kids.

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    In this hilly part of the country we have been lucky to see balloons floating over our house, had one land at the end of our dead end road, years ago, really excited the kids.

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    Those are always awesome. Thanks for the pics.

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    Every day I see these,it never gets old.I got to go up in one in 1982 I will never forget how wonderful it was to see everything at once.

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    Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D
    I loved watching my neighbors inflate and take off in their's... such a beautiful sight :D:D:D

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