The Balloon Ride
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 6, 2002

October 4, 2002 Sue and I flew Cherokee N9529J to Albuquerque to do another kind of flying.

Sue is ready

Pilot gives briefing

Fixin' to move some air

Balloon's filling

Adding some heat

Passengers loaded

Heat it some more

It's our turn now!

Rising above the neighbors

The field falls away

Drifting in a bubble of solitude

Sun peeks over the mountain

The field's far behind

Happy passengers

We're being followed

Fellow travellers

Leaving them behind

Neighbors on the ground

The chase crew awaits

Landing spot chosen

Look out below

All smiles!
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