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I was ready to crew again. Made sure to mention I was off work a couple days in the event something came up. The opportunity arose bright and early this morning and eagerly did I work, without pay, on a rare day off. It was the best of vacation days.
The gentleman flying the United Van Lines balloon was in Illinois for an event and stopped here for a public relations flight or two. His full time job is as a hot air balloon pilot, and he occasionally inflates the huge van-shaped one I remember seeing about 9 years ago at the County Fair.
We took off from Pilgrim Park Middle School in Elm Grove, flew parallel to the freeway heading west and landed not far from the Hwy G Park and Ride in Meadowbrook Estates subdivision. It was a calm flight seen by probably thousands. Were you one of them? Please comment if you were.