|Over all we had a great time.
Kim, Christina, Steve and Kelley were all fantastic. I
should have thrown better drops and their is no excuse for
missing the scoring area on the last competition flight.
As it turned out I did not need it.
Maggie was an angel!
She was fantastic the whole weekend. We played Frisbee
each day out on the field and she was a pleasure to have along. You
should have seen us sitting under the TABT drinking a beer and
throwing a Frisbee. Maggie would bring it back and we
never had to get up. ATA GIRL MAGGIE.
My ground team worked together and were exposed to much tougher
conditions than they ever see in Florida. Even with the
rough conditions for the evening flights they were great and we
looked smooth and very professional.
The pumpkin on the
truck was a hit. Lots of laughs and pictures taken of
that. Our TABT awning on the van was also a great hit and
provided us a great place to sit and enjoy the field both
Thanks to all of you, My crew, The Carolina Balloon
Fest staff, Our great passengers during the event. We had a
great time, we were safe, we didn't break anything or hurt
anyone (except Steve, but that was self inflicted) and we even
WON the event.
We also achieved our ultimate goal of getting qualified for
the United States National Hot Air Balloon Championships in
2009! We will be in 24th place on the national pilot
ranking list so we will defiantly get an invite. We simply
could not have done any better! What a great time. Guess we will have
to come back!
As it turned out only one pilot scored on 3 out of
four targets! And I missed the 4th by 3 inches. POO...
O..BTW. TABT= Thompson Aire Beer Tent. LOL..