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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
August 2, 2010 (v)
Passengers: Richard Felker I & Richard Felker II

The weather has settled down to a more normal pattern so we are out at the Rapids this morning. We get the balloon out and pumped up then I call for the passengers to get on board. It is a beautiful morning and the red sunrise is spectacular. I have Cecil jump in for a little training time and we drift off to the south and the river. We are on the short side of the crossing so we keep our feet dry today. We move into West Salem and the agriculture area, over the dairy then we jump up higher and swing to the west so we will stay in this area today. I call the gang and have them move to the west side. Cecil practices some steerage control over the farmland and takes a couple of set up shots at some favorite LZ’s in the area. I have Cecil set up for a shot at the park and we get shoved off to the west and are over the new apartments and a “no land” zone. We slip to the east a bit and are over a new subdivision that will work today for our LZ. There are a lot of unsold lots and I pick one for my landing. The gang walks us down the street to a dead end for the deflate and the pack up. We have a few “lookie-loos” as we get the balloon in the bag. We get loaded up and return to Keizer for the picnic.
I get the story started, the toast is done and the certificates are presented.

Richard I: “Beautiful sunrise!”
Richard II: “Loved the flight and the food!”

A BIG thank you to today’s Crew (I can’t get in the air or back on the ground without’um)
Jan, Cecil, Susan, Sean

Average Speed: 3.0 MPH
Distance Flown: 2.8 Miles

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