Our next General Meeting is Monday, October 19, 2015
Topic: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Slide Show

Tres Amigos Restaurant @ Hwys 183 & 290

Social Hour at 6:30 PM Business & Program at 7:30 PM

Next Club flight - TBA

Location: Old Settlers Association
Sunrise is at 7:05

Our phone line is 512-481-2822

To send us photos & movies, contact webmiester @ ctba84@gmail.com

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2015
Photo by Lloyd Cates

Ronda Comer's photos of the Lake Travis flight

Following hot air balloons in a chase-boat on Lake Travis at the 25th Annual Lake Travis Flight. My friend Jeff Carrol took me for a ride in his boat to aid any of the balloonists in case the pilots needed help while flying over the water. I'm usually one of the balloon pilots flying.

Thanks to those who came out to see the balloons. Photo by Cheri White

The Lake Travis Flight is this Saturday at Mansfield Dam Park. The balloons plan to launch at 6:45 AM (weather permitting). Spectators are welcome. Parking on the south side (right) of the old Mansfield Dam road is free. There is an entrance fee on the north side (left). This is an informal event so go with the flow. Please leave room on the grass area for the balloons to layout, they take up a lot of room. After the flight, the crews will return to the park for a tail-gate party and you are welcome to stick around and visit with the balloonists. By the way, most of the pilots already have passengers for the flight. Please keep the drones a safe distance from the envelopes. Don't forget your camera, hat, sun screen and lots of water.

September 12 & 13   Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

October 3-11   Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 16-18   Floresville Balloons, contact David Smuck

October 17 & 18  Celina Balloon Festival (Celina is north of Dallas)

December 12   CTBA Holiday Party

June meeting at Zilker Park, June 8 

A Saturday morning flight

Tim Baggett talked about his role in the Two Eagles record flight across the Pacific.

Six balloons launched in Hutto. And finally, light winds. 
Rusty Kaim, Fred Edmiston, Joe Reynolds, Nick Stanko, Dick Goss and Scott from Minnesota

2015 meeting topics

January 12   First meeting of 2015. Ben Franklin's Balloons movie
February 9   Safety seminar recap
March 9   Gas balloon flights by Tim
April 13   Balloon Quiz & Trivia
May 11   Crew program by Nick & Mike
June 8   Zilker Park balloon demonstration
July 13   Balloon competition
August 10   Lake Travis recap
September 14   miscellaneous
October 19   AIBF recap
November 9   Balloons in movies by Lloyd
December __ Holiday Party

A hot air balloon flight from the Georgetown Texas Airport on a nice November morning. The pilot was Joe Reynolds. I attached a GoPro camera on a mop handle to his gondola frame. The flight started at the small airport, flew over subdivisions, highways, a cemetery, the San Gabriel River, a school and finally over farmland where they landed.

Video by Robert Doyal

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