Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Hot Air Balloon ... Fun?


Juice said...

O.M.G. Thank goodness.
We were part of a chase team in Albuquerque 2010. Balloons and their pilots from all over the world attend. It is scary crazy how and where some of them land! Oh, and if they should land on reservation land, no entrance allowed unless accompanied and exited by tribe representatives. In their rime frame.

OldTexan said...

My wife and I received a hot air balloon ride for her 70th birthday a few years ago and had a decent ride out of San Marcos Texas in April of that year. Our pilot was a guy named Skip and he was very experience and seemed to know what he was doing, it was a nice morning outing. Then I was surprised and shocked On July 30 of that year when I opened the news on my computer and found our our guy Skip had smoked into high tension lines and fried 16 people including himself. I seems as if a low cloud cover was present and Skip was trying to slip below the cloud to orient himself with the ground and it was the exact wrong place to be at that time.

Hot Air Balloon Ride - Been there, done that, no need for any more.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

OldTexan HFS!

Skoonj said...

There is no way that I will fly in a hot air balloon. I am too scared. I flew the F-4 for more than 10 years, and was never too scared to fly one. But a hot air balloon scares the hell out of me.

Anonymous said...

Old Texan: Isn't San Marcos the home of Aquarena Springs, where Ralph the Pig did his famous "Swine Dive"? We've been there.

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

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