Our next General Meeting is Monday, October 20, 2014
Topic: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Slide Show
Tres Amigos Restaurant
@ Hwys 183 & 290
Social Hour at 6:30 PM
Business & Program at
Next Club flight is TBA
Sunrise is at 7:30
Our phone line is 512-481-2822
Thursday night (Oct 16) is our balloon display at Caraway School. Looks like 2-3 balloons. Let us know if you're coming, we've heard from 5 or 6 folks but need more. Need a head count for food. We should begin set-up at about 5pm. The main program starts 6pm with some inside activity. Call Joe at (512) 297-4841.
Mark your calendars:
October 18 Lakeway Goblin Glow (call Dick (512) 750-2304)
October 20 AIBF slide show
November 8 Georgetown Airshow with Hot Air Balloons (call Bruce (512) 789-3368)
November 10 Cheri White's latest ballooning adventures
CTBA Holiday Party is on Saturday night, December 13
Video by Robert Doyal
Jo Hunter made a couple of videos for her gadget presentation at our July meeting. Below them are links to some ballooning apps she showed us.
iPhone apps (they might also be on Android)
Hot Air https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hot-air/id353321502
Balloon Trax https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/balloon-trax/id590392602
Our June meeting was held at Zilker Park. Joe Reynolds and Nick Stanko tethered between rain clouds.
Robert Doyal and Joe Reynolds did a talk on hot air balloons with students at Chadwick Elementary in Baltimore, Maryland, via Skype.
A class of 3rd grade children and teachers gathered around a large TV in Baltimore as Joe and Robert answered their questions. We showed them some of Nick’s balloon equipment, a sewing machine, pulled out one of newly sewn gores and even demonstrated a pull-test on the fabric.
Robert took a MacBook, camera and a Verizon wi-fi link to Nick Stanko’s shop. Alison Gilliam and Lloyd Cates help set things up.
Joe Reynolds tethered his balloon at Castleman Creek Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas, last Friday. The children made a very long paper chain with thousands of messages pledging against bullying. Greg and Janice Wallace, Carol Walker, Bruce Lavorgna and Lloyd Cates helped get the chain into the sky.
The photos are from Dave Trevino, Greg and Janice Wallace and Joe's GoPro tied to a weather balloon.
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