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Ashland Balloon Festival Saturday night glow.

Surprise unscheduled Stealth flyby...


John Ninomiya straps helium balloons to himself, takes off and flies.. Then he cuts off balloons when he wants to land.

For more information about John and his cluster balloon adventures please visit his web site:

Cluster Ballooning

This is his harness

Barry at the pilot briefing.


Barry removing ballast before John takes off.

Getting ready for flight.

He makes sure everything is just right.

Ready for take off!

There he goes!


The hot air balloon contained a film crew from the Canadian Discovery Channel.


He landed safely. He gives away the remainder of his balloons to passersby.


The Capri. Banished to the corner of the field.

Pat Fogue in the Pepsi balloon. He also won first place in the competition this weekend.

Barry and Raoul relaxing before the glow.

And now for something completely different- The dogs of Ashland. Can you see a calendar in the works?

Time to lay out America One.

Barb, one of our faithful crew for the weekend.

The 84 Lumber Balloon team.

Hey, about those US Flag Balloon stickers we put on your van?! They DO remove easily enough.. Call me for the secret formula. (We'll leave yours if you leave one of ours)




Erin poses with America One. Thanks to Erin for all of your assistance through the weekend.

Thank you ASHLAND for the warm welcome and your appreciation. It really came through at the end of Lee Greenwood's 'God Bless the USA' during our glow. The cheers were deafening!


Contact us:

Aapex Sunrides

Mail: Po Box 255, Uwchland Pa 19480

Launch: 1012 North Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs Pa 19425

Phone: 610-458-7050

Fax: 610-458-8735


Copyright 2005  Theresa C. DiLibero.

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