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Jan 29, 2009 - The Flight to Gruyere

Today was the long distance flight from Chateau d'Oex to the Gruyere Castle. We inflated right after the pilots meeting. It was -11c on the field and much colder in front of the fan! Jon, Marty and Al took off and flew very gently down valley trying to make "the Cut" and be squirted out of the mountains into the valley below so you had the speed and winds to get to the Gruyere Castle and drop our baggy to win a prize. Robin, Steve, Jeff, Roland, Pierre and Magali crewed. All was well until Jon hit a little wall of wind after "the cut" and...

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Jan 26, 2009 - Power Lines and More

Today, the blog is written by Alan and Marty Danner Today was a great weather day for flying down valley. We launched at 11:45, Jon was kind and handed Alan control as Pilot in Charge. We soon heard the church bells ringing all over the valley at noon. It was beautiful, the sound of the church bells combined with the sounds of the burner in the balloon was as close to heaven as we could imagine. We followed the river towards Montbovon trying to hit the target to score points for the competition, however, the winds did not want us to score...

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