Our next General Meeting is Monday, August 11, 2014
Topic: Lake Travis flight re-cap
Tres Amigos Restaurant
@ Hwys 183 & 290
Social Hour at 6:30 PM
Business & Program at
Next Club flight is Saturday Aug 9, the lake flight
Location: Mansfield Dam Park
Sunrise is at 6:40, meet at 6:00 AM
Our phone line is 512-481-2822
The 24th annual Lake Travis Flight is on Saturday, August 9
It is an informal event, just show up. Tailgate party after flight. Just don't park spectator cars on the launch area.
Mark your calendars: CTBA Holiday Party is on Saturday night, December 13.
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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