Hot Air Jubilee, July 18-20th 2003 in Jackson, Michigan

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Teri's Commentary

 

Let me tell you, Jackson Michigan puts on one heck of a show! Fun, relaxed, and loads of wonderful crew! The event is for charity and is run by a board of directors and about 1200 volunteers. The volunteers are top notch and the staff are friendly and incredibly easy to deal with. 70 balloons and some of the best crew around!

 

We had some special guests with us on Friday and Saturday that I would like to thank for coming out. You guys are great!

Also, Ryan Crawford's Mom and brother joined us for the whole weekend. I hope they had as much fun as we did.

 

I want to make special mention to the crew coordinator, Pat McGee. Thanks to him for getting us enough crew. This is the first event where I wasn't running around like a crazy woman asking for more bodies. Thanks Pat!

 

We certainly can't forget Chad and Dave Seekell and John Piper the balloonmeister. They made our whole crew feel right at home. Frank says he absolutely loves chicken and if he could just find the keys he would love to bring some to John.

(I might get into some trouble for that one)

 

 For Gary & Glo, thanks for all of your help this weekend working the bugs out of our little operation.

 

If you missed the first flight of Patriot, we will be in Binghamton, NY the first week in August for Speidiefest. Join us there, it will be worth the trip!

 

 

Friday night key grab & glow.

 

Watching the wind, and the airshow.

Watching the wind, and the airshow.

The key grab. No one got the 10k, but they had fun trying.

The key grab. No one got the 10k, but they had fun trying.

Captain Jonathan Radowski watching the balloons.

Captain Jonathan Radowski watching the balloons.

Crew Chief John Lares posing for the camera.

Crew Chief John Lares posing for the camera.

The Lady Jester. A beautiful balloon....

The Lady Jester. A beautiful balloon....

Chiliristra, Sushi & the Lady Jester getting ready to glow.

Chiliristra, Sushi & the Lady Jester getting ready to glow.

Peeking out.

Peeking out.

Here is that bunny again!

Here is that bunny again!

Almost ready to glow.

Almost ready to glow.

Captain Jon, Vera (from the Holiday Inn) & Ryan.

Captain Jon, Vera (from the Holiday Inn) & Ryan.

Saturday Morning- Patriot's first flight! July 19, 2003
The Father & Son balloon.

The Father & Son balloon.

If those photographers aren't careful, there could be a horrible camera incident!

If those photographers aren't careful, there could be a horrible camera incident!

My shadow and some balloons.

My shadow and some balloons.

Laying out America One.

Laying out America One.

What a beautiful morning to fly a space shuttle!

What a beautiful morning to fly a space shuttle!

USA!

USA!

 

I love this balloon!

I love this balloon!

All the kings men are following closely in the other balloon.

All the kings men are following closely in the other balloon.

John making sure everything is right before inflation.

John making sure everything is right before inflation.

 

Almost ready to inflate America One.

The elusive sea serpent Norman... Yes, it does exist!

The elusive sea serpent Norman... Yes, it does exist! Sorry we missed you guys.

Sugar Bear

Sugar Bear

Sushi

Sushi

 

Are we being stalked by the bunny?

Are we being stalked by the bunny?

Almost ready...

Almost ready...

 

Ready for liftoff!

Ready for liftoff!

Liftoff!!!!!! Ok, where is the pilot??? A- Sitting in the bottom of the basket saying, "What have I gotten myself into?" B-Jon playing a trick on Teri who is taking pictures on the ground. C- Is the pilot on the ground?

Liftoff!!!!!! Ok, where is the pilot??? A- Sitting in the bottom of the basket saying, "What have I gotten myself into?" B-Jon playing a trick on Teri who is taking pictures on the ground. C- Is the pilot on the ground?

 

I will let the Patriot photos speak for themselves. Marcos & Ricardo, you did good....

I will let the Patriot photos speak for themselves. Marcos & Ricardo, you did good....

 

The lovely Mrs. Crawford.

The lovely Mrs. Crawford.

The shadow of America One.

The shadow of America One.

All packed up, and ready to go.

All packed up, and ready to go. Captain Jon after Patriots' first flight with a very happy Captain Barry in the center and an equally happy Crew Chief Frank on the right.

Thanks to all of the nice people that helped Patriot land.

Thanks to all of the nice people that helped Patriot land.

Saturday evening. Fun with shaving cream!
Ok, I think the object was to fly into the field and drop a plate of shaving cream onto the target.

Ok, I think the object was to fly into the field and drop a plate of shaving cream onto the target.

I don't think Glo here was supposed to be the target...

I don't think Glo here was supposed to be the target...

Limelight.

Limelight.

Crew Chief John in Limelight.

Crew Chief John in Limelight.

Captain Jon putting away Patriot in record time!

Captain Jon putting away Patriot in record time!

Chad Seekell helping us pack up. Thanks for getting all of those people out on the field.

Chad Seekell helping us pack up. Thanks for getting all of those people out on the field.

 

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