The Art of Ballooning 

Hot Air Balloon Flight Record - 02Sep2007
Dave and Mary

Launch:  Stow, MA - Minute Man Air Field   Duration:  1:30
Land:  Marlboro, MA - Marlboro High School   Distance:  8.76
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Map of the flight

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Sunday is the best forecast day of the Labor Day weekend... at least for ballooning. All days should be clear but only Sunday morning is forecast for calm winds.

Bob was already at Stow when we arrived and moved a little to give us room. Very slow SE drift as we left. Bob set down on the grass strip to lay in wait for us to pass. We continued SE when Bob climbed up to turn SSW. We eventually climbed to chase, eventually climbing high enough to head WSW. Lined up to stay E of the Intel fab (DEC Alpha) and continue to the Lake. We dropped low over the water and talked to a ski boat that idled by and people on shore at the docks.

The very low winds eventually turned NE and took us back on shore. Bob was further E over the lake and headed S. Popped up enough to turn SW to the high school and set down in the E parking lot. We had run the crew back and forth from the school E to another neighborhood, but at least the back gate to the school was open.

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