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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
October 3, 2010
Passengers: Ivan Didyk, Tanya Filovets, Mary and George Roe,

Today we are going to have a surprise for Tanya and we’ll celebrate Mary & George’s Anniversary. I again call for our Brooks site for the launch and the weather is in flux so where we will go is up to Mother Nature, as usual. The guys get to work on the balloon and I soon call for the passengers to board. We are off the field and drift to the west for a few minutes then as I gain some altitude we drift back over the field and toward the east. We are heading due east and pass over one of our well used launch sites, Eldriedge School. We then cross over Jones Produce stand and on out into the farm country toward the I-5. It is time for Ivan to “spring” his surprise on Tanya. Ivan is down on one knee and “pops” the question and Tanya said YES. Nice move Ivan! Now that Ivan has done his thing it is time to get back to flying. We are closing on I-5 and I have the gang move on over as I take a look for a LZ for today. We are in the NORPAC area in Brooks and over “cow country”. We have used this area as a landing zone before and will do so today. The gang moves into the area as I set the shot but hit it to soon and have to get higher to get another shot. The second shot works well and the boys move down the road to come tow us to a soccer field next to the recycle plant. They get us to the fence and once we hop it we are down and ready to deflate. We get it ready for the bag and get the sit done. We load up and head back to the Airport for the picnic.
I get the story started, the toast is done and the certificates are presented.

Tanya: “Awesome engagement! I loved it, it was amazing and all the staff were great.”
Ivan: “Thank you so much for an amazing experience! You guys are great.”
Mary and George: “What a wonderful experience and a fantastic way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and our 85th Birthdays!

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

Average Speed: 3.0 MPH
Distance Flown: 3.4 Miles

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