Cindy launches a hot air balloon!

DSC_1363Cindy wants to volunteer to be a member of a ground crew, so we seek out the registration kiosk (not easy in the dark), and then walk across the huge field to the pilot’s briefing area.  She is soon picked up by Jim and Nancy Lynch, a husband-and-wife ballooning team from Florida, whose mission today is to give a flight to a Chinese television crew.

 

DSC_1372Cindy gets to work assisting the inflation process, manning the fan which blows air into the balloon, and soon the balloon is ready for flight.  Once launched, she boards the chase vehicle to recover the balloon, wherever it lands…..

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Up, Up, and Away!

Up, Up, and Away!

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2 Responses to Cindy launches a hot air balloon!

  1. Blanche Thomas says:

    Cindy and Steve,
    We have enjoyed your photos, thanks for sharing. We also wanted to say it was fun meeting the two of you at the Balloon Fiesta, we had a wonderful time. Sorry for the parking problems but it all worked out great. We hope to run into you again somewhere down the road.
    Safe travels,
    Blanche & Geren

    • steve says:

      Hi Blanche and Geren,

      A pleasure meeting you as well! We are already planning a return to ABQ next year, We hope to see you again there, or elsewhere on the road!

      Best regards
      Steve and Cindy

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