The Art of Ballooning
Hot Air Balloon Flight Record -
|Launch:||Stow, MA - Minute Man Air Field||Duration:||1:00|
|Land:||Maynard, MA - Maynard High School||Distance:||4.32|
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Jen's home with Sara and came out with Sue. Peter is busy getting the boat ready. We had 6 balloons show up. I got there at 5:00 and it was still late to get the grass field :-)
The fabric is still tacky but not like the first inflation. Adam and Mark got off before we were standing, then we got off heading SE at low level. It didn't take much above the trees to start picking up speed. We spent most of the time over forest so the altitude wasn't a problem. Higher also turned a bit further S. Adam was able to stay left and landed near our old neighborhood in Maynard. Mark was a bit to far right going over the cell tower hill, but dropped low and turned into the back Mill parking lot.
After the cell tower we were further right and crossed 117. By dropping low we turned left to parallel 117, eventually crossing over the Elementary School, too far N of the Middle School and lined up on the parking lot in front of the High School. Easy landing, easy pack-up.
Bob landed in the athletic field at the Middle School. Rudi touched somewhere back in that area but went on into Sudbury, followed closely by David.
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