The Art of Ballooning 

Hot Air Balloon Flight Record - 19Oct2003
Elaine and Dawson

Launch:  Cincinnati, OH - Yeatman's Cove   Duration:  1:29
Land:  Cincinnati, OH - Fruit Hill CDP   Distance:  8.51
Link To: Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival
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Map of the flight

This is a Google Earth version of the track and should open in your local Google Earth. For more information or to install Google Earth on your system, go to Google Earth.

Found a last minute announcement about the Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival Balloon Race in Cincinnati, OH. Whats a little drive for a two day rally? Besides, I have relatives in Cincinnati that I haven't seen in years.

We arrived on Friday afternoon, found our way around town, and checked in to the Hotel.

Saturday morning was fogged in so we set about 7 balloons up on the field for the crowd.

Saturday evening there was a Balloon Glow across the river at Newport on the Levee. Fireworks went up about a mile down the river just before all the balloons deflated.

Sunday morning was clear and calm. The launch field was so small that 20 balloons required 3 waves to launch. The hare balloon climbed up to clear the area and initially headed across the Ohio river into Kentucky. After a while it dropped lower to turn east into Ohio for a landing in a nice large park. Most of the balloons (including me) converged and landed in the same field.

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