The Art of Ballooning 

Hot Air Balloon Flight Record - 05Jun2011
Ron and Bob

Launch:  Stow, MA - Minute Man Airfield   Duration:  1:10
Land:  Boxboro, MA - Library   Distance:  2.84
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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.

While yesterday was a lot better than the forecast on Friday, it was still borderline. This morning looks really good with light winds and clear sky.

Rudy was also out and took off just before we did. The initial direction was slowly SE, eventually crossing the road and heading for the pond. I had to climb as we approached the pond to clear the homes and horse. This turned us E toward the open end of the pond, but when I dropped down we no longer had the light SE drift.

Climbed to pick up higher breezes and follow Rudy N. I tried to find something that would turn is W back toward the airport, but it wasn't in the cards. Rudy crossed RT 111 at Boxboro and ended up over the pond north of the school. We approached the same area and dropped low before RT 111. This turned me E and I had to pop up to move NE across RT 111 before dropping into the Library lawn and walking into the parking lot.

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