Sunday Aircraft blogging
I missed last week, so I'm posting double this Sunday. The year of my first balloon flight in Glens Falls, I met legendary balloonist Tony Fairbanks at the rally. He brought this balloon La Coquette with him. He didn't fly it but they inflated it for the rally. It took all night to fill it with helium.
Tony was trying to put together an all girl team to take a gas balloon cross country. He invited me to join. I don't know if he ever did it. I was married with a young child and had to opt out. I still have the enameled pin he gave me though.
[Graphic shamelessly stolen from Gas Ballooning]