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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
August 24, 2010
Passengers: Claudia & Rick Nelson, Jerry & Mickey Walker

For the last 2 days we are in a consistent weather pattern, which I find amazing as all summer the forecast have been all over the map. I pick the same launch site as yesterday and the winds are almost identical. We get the balloon out and ready for the passengers to get on board. We lift off to the south at a very gentle pace, over the hops on our way to the Knife River grave pit. We move on to the south toward Keizer and I spend a bit of fuel looking for a turn to the east so we can get over toward Jerry’s “Volcanoes” stadium. I try my best but could not find any help from Mother Nature to get a east push. We drift over Keizer and I’m looking around for a spot to park. The gang moves into the area as I finally get a little steerage but to late to get to the ball park. I look at Clagget Creek Park and as I set for the shot we get pushed toward City Hall and that will be the LZ this morning. We are down and get the balloonpacked and in the bag. We get the gear and passengers loaded up and return to the airport for the picnic.
I get the story started, the toast is done and the certificates are presented.

Claudia & Rick: “Thank you for a beautiful flight to celebrate our 27th Anniversary. It was very memorable and the landing was perfect, thanks to the expert crew.”
Jerry & Mickey: “Great experience and professional Staff! Thanks for a great day.”

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

Average Speed: 5.0 MPH
Distance Flown: 5.5 Miles
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