Friday, September 30, 2011

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - Albuquerque, NM 62 degrees mostly sunny to 84 degrees and changing afternoon to a shower and wind blowing. We went to the main Balloon launch field today for our crews’ orientation (video and discussion) and finding the assigned balloon launch location. There were about five balloons aloft thismorning.

Part of the launch field
That is a large launch field with a alpha numeric grid we are assigned to a Pilot Gary Born # 336 on Q 8 launch spot. Q 8 is in the green area right of the Pilot Briefing yellow spot, lower left corner.
Buster had his exhaust pipe replaced today. The other one had rusted thru and was past its’ prime.

Bonnie at the Q 8 post
At happy hour today a balloon pilot came and spoke about "crewing" for a balloon pilot.

Balloon in front of buster
At the Safety biefing, gentelman with hat is a balloon pilot

Another briefing from a balloon pilot at happy hour

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