September 22, 2015

A View of My Farm from a Hot-Air Balloon

A wonderful aerial view of Cantitoe Corners from the basket of a hot-air balloon!

This weekend, balloon pilot and certified FAA instructor, Michael Blum, owner of Balloons Over Westchester, LLC., brought his hot-air balloon to my farm. He had been tracking the wind reports, and winds on this day were expected to be slow and to the north - both very good conditions for a flight from my home. The last time Michael visited, he was unable to launch or land in any of my fields or paddocks; however, this visit, he not only left from the farm, he landed at the farm as well - quite rare for a hot-air balloon.

Unfortunately, morning fog interrupted the flight and forced the balloon to land prematurely, but we captured beautiful photographs as the balloon flew overhead, and we watched the entire process of preparing and inflating the equipment for take-off. It was very interesting and informative. Enjoy my photos.