The Art of Ballooning 

Hot Air Balloon Flight Record - 04Sep2005
Pam and Roz

Launch:  Marlboro, MA - Marlboro Middle School   Duration:  1:00
Land:  Ashland   Distance:  6.87
Link To: Pictures from the flight
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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.

Bob arranged for us to fly from the Marlborough Middle School on Labor Day weekend. Marlborough has a long tradition of Labor Day Parade.

This does set us up for new territory if the wind is not out of the south. Usually we are looking for a place to land by the time we get this far south.

The winds were out of the NNW, turning to the N and increasing in speed as you climb higher. This allowed all three balloons (Bob, Tom, and Me) to play in the W side of the Sudbury Reservoir. That is a VERY large body of water when you see it from the air.

I stayed above the water to keep the carpet dry, Tom spent minutes floating on the surface. Bob, however, tried to checkout a bit deeper.

Tom managed to land in a parking lot just across RT9 from the reservoir. I missed the corner of the lot and ended up a little south of the Mass Pike in someones driveway. Bob when a bit further into Ashland and found a place in the valley.

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