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Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon Festival, Statesville, NC

A special thanks to the BB&T flight crew for letting me get close to take pictures.

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BB&T Flight Van
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BB&T Flight Van
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Checking the wind direction
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Checking the wind direction
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Ready to roll
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Ready to roll
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Watching a small black balloon to find wind direction
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Watching a small black balloon to fi…
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Lined up waiting
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Lined up waiting
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Almost ready to lift
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Almost ready to lift
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All set
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All set
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1st one ready to go from the parking area
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1st one ready to go from the parking…
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Off the ground
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Off the ground
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Lauching from front yard
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Lauching from front yard
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Quick! Unpack
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Quick! Unpack
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Up and away
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Up and away
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Early morning crew
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Early morning crew
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Inside view
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Inside view
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Mayflower getting ready
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Mayflower getting ready
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Inside Mayflower
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Inside Mayflower
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Getting air
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Getting air
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Let the flames begin
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Let the flames begin
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Making good progress
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Making good progress
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Burner, burner on the wall . . .
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Burner, burner on the wall . . .
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Corporate colors
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Corporate colors
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Final tuning
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Final tuning
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BB&T
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BB&T
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All set
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All set
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Last blast
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Last blast
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Thanks for letting us use your lawn
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Thanks for letting us use your lawn
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Up and away
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Up and away
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On its way
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On its way
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Big
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Big
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Getting ready
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Getting ready
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Coming in to the airfield
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Coming in to the airfield
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Arriving at the mark
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Arriving at the mark
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Coming low for the drop
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Coming low for the drop
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All in a line
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All in a line
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Stiles
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Stiles
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What did you say?
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What did you say?
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A beautiful day
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A beautiful day
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Another drop
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Another drop
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Over the airfield
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Over the airfield
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They came up low to approach the runway
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They came up low to approach the run…
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Hi folks
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Hi folks
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What a great day!
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What a great day!
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Coming low for their drop
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Coming low for their drop
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So nice
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So nice
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Continuing to the tie down area
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Continuing to the tie down area
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Landing back at the airport
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Landing back at the airport
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Landing on the moon (lower right)
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Landing on the moon (lower right)
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At the tie down area
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At the tie down area
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Moving back to the tie down area
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Moving back to the tie down area
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Tie down area
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Tie down area
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Tie down area
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Tie down area
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Set in tie down area
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Set in tie down area
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Corporate logo
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Corporate logo
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Keep it heated
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Keep it heated
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Looking inside
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Looking inside
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At the tie down area
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At the tie down area
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Corporate advertising row
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Corporate advertising row
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Plenty of color
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Plenty of color
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Letting the air out
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Letting the air out
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Lines
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Lines
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