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Hot Air Balloon Flight Record - 15Apr2017
Tom / flight review

Launch:  Stow, MA - Minute Man Air Field   Duration:  1:15
Land:  Boxboro, MA   Distance:  2.4
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Map of the flight

Here is a Gmap4 version of the track that should open in a new browser window (Google Maps removed http:KMZ). This is a Google Earth version of the track and should open in your local Google Earth. For more information or to install Google Earth on your system, go to Google Earth.

First flight of the year, we finally got a good window for Saturday morning. Bob and David also came out, Bob tethered to allow student practice with varying balloon loads.

I headed ENE, initially climbing to clear the area, but above 200 the winds were moving 13+ so once over the forest we dropped to tree top level for a slow flight. After crossing Summer street we were over wetlands and could fly even lower and slower. Eventually crossed RT111, dropped low again and turned W over more wetlands heading for Applewood Dr that leads to houses N of RT111.

David passed overhead, continuing NE, and we continued low and slow W toward the dry road. Dropped in for a nice dry stand-up landing and pack up.

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