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Hot Air Balloon Flight Record - 10-12Jun2005
Violet Festival

Launch:  Dolgeville, NY   Duration:  1:00, 1:05
Land:  Little Falls, Little Falls   Distance:  3.13, 3,52
Link To: Dolgeville Violet 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.

We haven't managed to find much good weather at home, and this year the forecast for Dolgville wasn't any better. Hot, hazy, humid, and scattered thunderstorms.

Thunderstorms passed through the area Friday afternoon. By 6pm everything was passed and nothing new was forming, but only a few people showed up after the rain so only one balloon flew.

Saturday morning was hazy, but no rain was forming in the area and the surface winds were out of the NNE with upper winds out of the W. It was a slow relaxing flight and conditions cleared so we could eventually see to Little Falls. Climbed at one point to get an east jog so we could make an approach on Snells Bush Rd and 167 with two other balloons.

Saturday afternoon didn't look too bad at first, but radar showed storm cells moving in from the west. We sat around listening to distant thunder and everyong left when the big rain drops fell. We got a short intense shower that evening.

Sunday morning looked like a repeat of Saturday morning. Hot, hazy conditions with surface winds out of the NNE and upper winds out of the W. Covered almost the same track! We arrived as Snells Bush Rd a litte sooner today so I flew on to find a front yard at the bottom of the hill. The owner was mowing the lawn and happy to take a break.

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