Fun Flight & Test Inflations - Frenchtown, NJ - 12/28/03

Keith flew his 105 this morning, with Christine on board as a passenger/student pilot. We managed to get both Keith's truck and the ensuing rescue pickup stuck in the mud before resorting to the tractor for some serious pulling power!

This morning also saw the first inflation of a brand-new Custom Nine 100,000 cubic foot replacement hot air balloon envelope destined for its new owner in Michigan. After that test inflation was finished, another unrelated balloon envelope was inflated and inspected for overall integrity after undergoing substantial fabric work at the local repair station.

All in all, a fine winter morning filled with mud and balloons!