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Where can you see the US Flag Balloon- America One,  the Space Shuttle Patriot, & Flighthouse the Lighthouse balloon in 2010? 

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Scroll down to see our past events in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009.

2010 Schedule

Readington, NJ (Quickchek Festival) July 23-25 (America One)

Binghamton, NY (Spiediefest), August 6-8, (Flighthouse)

Coatesville, PA (VA Hospital Troop Welcome Home), August 8 (America One)
Glens Falls, NY (SunKiss Balloon Rally), September 10-12 (America One)

Albuquerque, NM (Balloon Fiesta), October 7-8 (America One, Patriot,

2009 Schedule

2009 Patriot - The Space Shuttle Balloon Events with Mike Shrum as Pilot

May 20, 2009--United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado Graduation day

June 18th 2009-- Space Port America ground breaking ceremony NMSU Las Cruces New Mexico

July 24-August 2nd, 2009 Lorraine, France Mondial Air ballons event


2008 Schedule

July 25-27, 2008 America One Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning America One

July 30th or an August 1 rain-date Warren County Farmers Fair. America One & Flighthouse

August 8-10, 2008 America One & Flighthouse Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival


2007 Schedule

July 13-15, 2007 Hot Air Jubilee in Jackson, Michigan America One, Patriot & Flighthouse

July 27-29, 2007 America One Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

August 10-12, 2007 Flighthouse in Milton, West Virginia at the Blenko Collectors Society Convention

August 10-12, 2007 America One & Patriot Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival

August 31- September 3, 2007 Patriot & Flighthouse Gatineau Balloon Festival

October 11-12, 2007 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! America One, Patriot & Flighthouse

November 24 & 25, 2007 Socorro Balloon Festival America One, Patriot & Flighthouse



2006 Schedule

The Big 'Y'- Eastern States Exposition June 9-11, 2006 America One

The Big Y- June 9-11, 2006 Springfield, Massachusetts

June 9-11 The Big "Y"

Sunday night WIND FEST

Saturday night & Sunday morning

Friday Morning media flight

Friday night flight June 14th- Hoboken New Jersey America One tether

July 28- 30th The Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning America One

Sunday Night

Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

Saturday Morning

Friday night windfest, rainfest, mudfest...

Friday morning media flight

Sunday Night

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta International- October 6-15, 2006 America One, Patriot and the Flighthouse

Albuquerque - - - Front page, portal to Albquerque 2006

Socorro Balloon Festival - November 25-26, 2006 America One

Last event for us for 2006! Socorro Balloon Festival!


2005 Schedule

July 1-3, 2005 Ashland Balloon Festival- Ashland, Ohio. America One

July 15-17, 2005 Hot Air Jubilee in Jackson, Michigan. Patriot

July 29-31, 2005 Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning- Readington, New Jersey. America One

August 6th, 2005 Warren County Farmers Fair. America One

August 19-21, 2005 Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston/Auburn, Maine. America One and Patriot


2004 Schedule of Events

Socorro, New Mexico November 26-28 2004

Socorro Page 2


Oct 2-10- Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico-America One & Patriot

Special Feature- 2004 Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Smokey Bear hitting the tower at Albuquerque! Video


Keystone International Balloon Festival

Sunday Morning Sept 26th

Saturday Morning Sept 25th

Friday Sept 24th

September 11th 2004 flight.


Spiediefest 2004 in Binghamton, New York August 6-8


Saturday Night

Saturday Morning

Friday night almost flight


Quick Check Balloon Festival in Readington, New Jersey. July 23-25

Friday morning media flight.

Saturday night glow

Readington 2004 Sunday Night Flight


Hot Air Jubliee in Jackson, Michigan July 16-18

Friday Morning media flight

Saturday & Sunday

Mean videographer & nice La Ristra fight video.


June 25-27th Ludwig's Corner, Pennsylvania “See Our Children Soar”

Ludwig's Corner, Pa Friday morning flight. June 25th

Ludwig's Corner, Pa Saturday & Sunday June 26 & 27


America One at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey- June 12th 2004


May 29,30,31 KLAQ Balloon Festival in El Paso, Texas! America One

Sponsored by: American RV & Marine

The Trip down and Saturday Night

Sunday Morning

Finally- Monday mornings flight


2003 Schedule of Events

October 9-10th Albuquerque Balloon Festival, America One & Patriot

Albuquerque Index & Photos link page

August 22-24 Flag City Balloon Festival- America One

Flag City Part One

Flag City Part Two

August 15-17 Great Falls Balloon Festival- Lewiston/Auburn, Maine- America One & Patriot

Lewiston/Auburn Part One

Lewiston Auburn Part Two

Lewiston Auburn Part Three

August 1-3rd Spiediefest- Binghamton, NY- America One & Patriot 

Spiediefest Part One

Spiediefest Part Two

Barry goes to the other side (video)

July 25-27 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning-  Readington, NJ- America One

Readington, New Jersey photos

July 18-20 Hot Air Jubilee- Jackson, Michigan- America One & Patriot

Jackson, Michigan photos

July 3-4 Pottstown Balloon Festival- Pottstown, PA. Patriot on the 3rd, America One on the 4th.

July 5th, Patriot in Lancaster Pennsylvania.

June 27-29th Northwest Connecticut Balloon Festival & Craft Fair, America One & Patriot

Goshen Photos Friday night

Goshen Saturday

June 21- AIR & SPACE DAY 2003 in Tewksbury, Mass.

Space Day photos

2002 Schedule of Events

September 20 thru 22, 2002- 29th Annual National Balloon Rally in Statesville, North Carolina

August 23 thru 25, 2002- Flag City Balloon Festival in Findlay, Ohio.

Photos from Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Photos from Sunday

August 16 thru 18, 2002- Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston & Auburn, Maine

Photos from Friday evening, Saturday morning, and evening.

Photos from Sunday morning.

Photos from Sunday evening.

August 2 thru 4, 2002- Annual Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally in Binghamton, New York  

Photos from Friday Night

Photos from Saturday Morning

Photos from Saturday Night

Photos from Sunday Night 

July 26 thru 28th, 2002- Quick Chek NJ Festival of Ballooning

Photos from Media Flight

Photos from Friday Night

Photos from Saturday Night

Photos from Sunday Night

July 19th, 2002- Near Freehold NJ, 7-10 AM.

Photos from Freehold.

July 5th, 2002 Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Photos from Lancaster.

June 21 thru 23, 2002 Big Bear Balloon Festival in Grove City, Ohio.

Photos from Big Bear

June 14 thru 16, 2002 Quechee Balloon Festival in Quechee, Vermont.

June 13th, 2002- Weehocken Park (next to the Lincoln Tunnel) 6-10 AM.

Photos from Weehawken



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Launch: 1012 North Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs Pa 19425

Phone: 610-458-7050

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