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The plan.

  Sometime in 2000 I had this great idea. Since we are in the ballooning business, why don't we have an American Flag balloon built? We could take it to balloon rallies, hand out pocket Constitutions, and teach the up and coming youth about this great country that we live in. There was the problem of interest, and apathy of the general public. Patriotism hasn't been much in fashion the past few years. But, I knew I could change enough minds to get the interest out there. You know, change the world. 

  After the massacre on September 11, 2001, like most Americans I was fumbling around for something I could do to help the war effort. Anything at all to 'just do something'. Suddenly, patriotism was popular again. Flags are everywhere, and Americans seem to be paying attention. I approached my husband, the pilot in command of our other balloons, and said, "How about that flag balloon? I think it would be hot." We did some checking around, found a manufacturer to build the balloon, and we will be ready to launch sometime in the spring of 2002.

  We will travel, meet some great people, and hopefully teach the citizens of this country a little bit about what made this country the best place in the world to live.

Teri DiLibero

Aapex Sunrides


About us:

Barry DiLibero first flew in a hot air balloon in 1991. He got to the ground, and had a new balloon in his garage the next week. He started Aapex Sunrides, and has been flying ever since. Barry and his wife Teri run the balloon company together and generally have a good time with whatever they do. Barry has several business interests and Teri has a screen printing company in Chester County, Pennsylvania.













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 2002  Theresa C. DiLibero.

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