WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue Oct 12 12:53:33 BST 2021

I agree that the landing is a controlled (hopefully) crash. I had the roughest landing of the week and dragged about 40 yards. (I get a lot of kidding from my crew as My flight usually lands the hardest. About ten years ago, on a Tuesday, we landed at 35 mph into an upslope. There were a lot of hard landings that day. The wind picked up after liftoff.)
Piloting a hot air balloon is truly an art.

William A Wenrich

  *    A sinner, utterly dependent on God’s grace.

From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
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On Sun, 10 Oct 2021 16:40:57 -0500, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>

>You luck!  I've always wanted to fly in a balloon!

It's ... odd.  When the burner isn't running, there's very little noise,
as you're floating with the wind.  You can float over someone's garden,
several hundred feet up, and chat to them.

The landing (which is more of a controlled crash, IME) is probably the
most exciting part.
To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.  - Charles de Gaulle

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