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Balloon Pics [Jul. 3rd, 2006|06:19 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Back from our voyage on ol' N7213B.



[User Picture]From: dan_lane
2006-07-04 01:45 am (UTC)
Awesome pics but I've never been a huge believer in the structural interity of wicker!

Also... don't farmers get upset with all these crazy dotcom kids landing in their crops?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-07-04 01:48 am (UTC)
They didn't land there.... just brushed the tops to make it "talk to us". The balloonists are all about low flying and altitude control, I guess that's where a lot of the difficulty lies. Our pilot was bragging he could fly at 6 inches.
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2006-07-04 03:17 am (UTC)
That looks pretty damn fantastic... Where in the Napa valley was it ?
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[User Picture]From: imgreen
2006-07-04 02:17 am (UTC)
I love the shadow ones!
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2006-07-04 02:22 am (UTC)

Propane and Champagne for breakfast!

Ballooning is fun. markle's parents are balloonists. When I was younger, I used to be in the set up team for them all the time. Go out to a balloonist convention in Boise, Idaho and a hundred balloons would be up in the air and flying by 8 am.
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[User Picture]From: xaosenkosmos
2006-07-04 02:41 am (UTC)
Who'd you fly with? A friend is going to be in town in two weeks, so it might be too short a lead time, but it's worth asking about.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-07-04 04:21 am (UTC)
Contact info is on the last page of photos.... took a picture of the flyer.
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[User Picture]From: xaosenkosmos
2006-07-07 08:14 am (UTC)
Ah, very clever. Thanks! (Sorry for the serious lag: startups mess with one's sense of time...)
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From: evan
2006-07-04 02:55 am (UTC)
Cool hobby!
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2006-07-04 03:26 am (UTC)
Ooh, nice photos. I ought to go do something like that one of these days. Looks like a lot of fun.
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[User Picture]From: razym
2006-07-04 12:32 pm (UTC)
Excellent photos - have very much liked me - you removed?
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