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Hot Air Balloon Flight Record - 05Jun2009

Launch:  Stow, MA - Minute Man Airfield   Duration:  1:00
Land:  Stow, MA   Distance:  2.05
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Map of the flight

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Finally, we managed a flight. My flight review was due that that was the important thing to accomplish. Since Bob was to be the check pilot and he is leaving for two weeks in Ireland, we managed to find enough crew for a Friday morning. With a 5:10 sunrise and no wasted time, it didn't really impact work.

Thursday, Bob had to pull out for medical reasons, but Rudi was available. Thursday night was the Littleton MRC year end barbecue and meeting. How much can we cram into the shortest interval?

The forecast was for high overcast and light winds, with possible rain late in the day. Other than gray, the morning looked perfect and we all showed up on time. Got the balloon standing and took off with Rudi. On short hop for the first landing, then across the airport to the cross runway for the second landing. Headed for the school in Stow, but we were too far left over the tree line. Continued to 117 and tried for the Church parking lot, but we were too far right for that. Across 117 and I dragged it through the tree tops to get into a front yard on the cul-de-sac.

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