But seeing the sunrise, dew on the grass and even some mist light fog in the low lying areas make it all worth it. And you brave the early morning wake up call. My experience with Gentle Breeze was amazing! The Balloons Aloft Event Committee is planning another exciting year with some amazing entertainment in the sport of hot air balloons and family fun. Pilots waited until the launch window of 8:30 p. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto East Maumee St. Our takeoff and landing went well and we felt very safe with our guide.
New next year: a scheduled Sunday morning launch! These events are great examples of how competition can really engage a local community which translates into more people through the gate. Thank you for flying with us and allowing us to show you our 'office window view'. Saturday Evening The wind picked up after the morning flight and blew well into the evening forcing a cancellation of the evening flight. Paul Petrehn was second and Shawn Raya was third. Thank you again for sharing your 'Bucket List' with us, now you can move to your next adventure! Locals are educated on competition flying through the event's website, news articles, and from the announcer at the field. Please be patient as we wait to make sure it is safe for the tether ride to go up.
If I remember correctly we experienced a little of wind during inflation but once the balloon launch we gently drifted to the east, following the other balloons. The fifteen pilots launched from the Tri-State Steuben County Municipal Airport west of Angola, Ind, in the northeast portion of the state and located just south of Coldwater, Mich. Pilots arrived at the airport under gray skies with a modest wind blowing. The Little Bees and the Butterfly return! Pink markers littered the field and the scoring team was working well after the pilots flew on. Clinger told pilots at the master briefing Friday afternoon that no prohibitive zones exist and that area residents have greeted organizers with enthusiasm. Weather conditions permitting, there will be launches on Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday evening with night time illuminations scheduled on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The prize purse has also grown with the event.
It was a fabulous morning!! But we are all about the safety aspect. Other entertainment for 2017 will include remote controlled aerial displays, an expanded Kid's Fun Zone, helicopter rides, skydiving, classic car and tractor show and food and retail vendors. Weather conditions permitting, there will be launches on Friday and Saturday mornings and evenings, with night time illuminations scheduled on both Friday and Saturday. Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project. To ensure less bounces or a rough landing winds should be less than 8 mph on landing. Patrick showing off his flying skills again :- I remember that evening the stories of landing at the christmas tree farm during the champagne toast and check out.
A large crowd stretched up and down the flight line. Other entertainment for 2016 will include remote controlled aerial displays, Kid's Fun Zone, helicopter rides, skydiving, classic car show and lots more food and retail vendors. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto E Maumee St. To win the car he had to pick two envelopes from twenty available, one of Zvada's chosen envelopes had to contain the word Grand, and the other had to contain the word Prize. All the pilot names were thrown in a hat and Phil Clinger's daughter was to draw the lucky winner. We couldn't have asked for a better 'bucket list' ride! Congrats to all the winners and the organization for putting on a great event! The Balloons Aloft Event Committee is planning another exciting year with some amazing entertainment in the sport of hot air balloons and family fun. Winds carried the balloons south of the airport.
Angola is just a short drive from last week's comp in Battle Creek, so we'll see a lot of familiar faces. We are pleased to announce the dates for Angola Balloons Aloft 2019, which is our 10th anniversary. Saturday Evening No flight for the overall competition Saturday night. After the flight, pilots returned to the airport for a balloon glow. Weather conditions permitting, there will be launches on Friday and Saturday mornings and evenings, with night time illuminations scheduled on both Friday and Saturday.
Balloons Aloft will be highlighting special shaped balloons in the 2016 lineup, paid balloon and tether rides by Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloons and a Classic Car Display. It turned out to be a picture perfect evening with a champagne toast to follow up. This solar initiative complements our existing environment sustainability practices. The balloon pilots returning to Angola this year are some of the area's finest pilots and will be competing for cash and prizes in this annual invitational while they fill the sky with their dazzling sight of colorful balloons. Other entertainment for 2018 will include remote controlled aerial displays, an expanded Kid's Fun Zone, helicopter rides, skydiving, classic car and tractor show and food and retail vendors. Mark your calendars for July 12-14 at Angola High School.
Balloons climbed from the airport looking for some right to reach one of the other two targets, one in a yard and a second in a cut hay field. Angola Balloons Aloft is an invitational hot air balloon event designed to bring top quality pilots to our community, giving the spectators an opportunity to witness some excellent charting and flying techniques. Skies began to darken, the ceiling began to drop, and more radar returns appeared just south near Ft. On a side note, she said yes! Pilots had roughly 30 degrees of steerage to use during the flight with a higher and much faster right hand wind above a slower left close to the deck. It was a fitting tribute to Bob, who's enthusiasm and work for ballooning left many of us touched and thankful to have known him. Angola is a beautiful area to fly with all the small lakes. A third task was cancelled off the task sheet as winds were a bit faster than expected.
It was our pleasure meeting the both of you! Balloon Aloft vouchers can be transferred between locations offering you the greatest options and flexibility. Other entertainment for 2016 will include skydiving, remote controlled aerial displays, Kid's Fun Zone and lots of great food and retail vendors. At the field spectators watched as balloons climbed over a tree line on the north side and then dropped to only feet above the airport as they crept toward the targets. It will be one of the flights we will not forget. Thanks again for a lifelong memory. Friday Evening Three Michigan pilots were the only to score during the first flight Friday evening of Angola Balloons Aloft. Saturday Morning Pilots in Angola, Ind.