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Balloon Flying Service of Oregon     |     PO Box 3305  Salem OR 97302     |     (503) 363-9799
August 9, 2014
Passengers: Kim & Tim Rayburn, Joyce Ferrari

I call for the Brooks site again today as we are still in the north to south “summer” pattern. The boys get us out and ready for the flight and I call for the passengers to board. Our birthday gal gets a “boost from the boys and we are ready to get the adventure up and running. We are off the field and wave bye to the gang…we will see you guys in an hour or so. The drift is as expected and we move south at an easy pace. The passengers settle in and we have a (belated) Birthday after we had to reschedule Joyce because of some unplanned surgery. As I get a bit higher we spot the gang from Newburg up north coming up to join us. We cross Brooklake and I have been given a challenge from Tim, to fly us over his house. I’m up for it as we have a bit of “steerage” this morning and it will be fun to show a “fixed winger” what we can do! I nail it on the head and we meet up with the chase crew at the “post” a we climb back up. The hour is up and we are approaching a great LZ at Whittaker School, I set the shot and the gang is there to catch us for the tow to the parking lot for the lay down and pack up. We get the “sit” done and load up for the trip back for the picnic.
I get the story started, the toast is done and the certificates are presented.

Kim: “Checked another on off the bucket list for my Mother. A great day Finally after a coupe of weather outs. A wonderful time was had by all!”
Tim: “Great piloting, I could almost touch my roof (well sort of)! Nice vantage point from a few hundred feet.”
Joyce: “Really exciting, thank you I enjoyed it very much!”

A BIG thank you to today’s Crew (I can’t get in the air or back on the ground without’um)
Will, Mitch, Brett, Molly. Lance, Dr. T.
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