The Art of Ballooning
Hot Air Balloon Flight Record -
|Launch:||Stow, MA - Minute Man Air Field||Duration:||1:00|
|Land:||Maynard, MA - DEC Mill||Distance:||4.34|
Finally, the second flight of the year in our local area! Pictures are available here.
The forecast for the morning was indefinete, even on Friday night. Rain was not a concern, but the winds were questionable. When I got up in the morning to check, all surrounding reporting points were normal, and the winds aloft forecast had dropped from the evening forecast.
Tha air field parking lot is under construction, but we managed to find enough grass. The pibal mirrored the forecast so we setup and launched. Nice fligth east at tree top level. Climbed to clear homes until we crossed W Acton Rd, then dropped low over the marshes for a while to slow and turn north.
Eventually climbed back up to head for Maynard. A little careful planning brought us across the corner of the mill pond and into the large parking lot for and easy deflation.
Winds did pick up, but nothing serious all day.
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