Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-06-2007, 05:47 PM   #301
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,455
Images: 14
It warms up really fast.....plus I think the burner will warm you up...

Ken J.
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline  
Old 07-06-2007, 06:41 PM   #302
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,035
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airstream25
Carol and I have been crewing for a local pilot for the past 15 years or so. He has one of the smaller balloons, "Double Flash" that can only carry 2 adults beside the pilot. He "pays" his crew with an occasional flight.
If you are interested, you are welcome to crew with us or you can look at the crew web site and sign up with anyone else;
Chase Crew
This sounds like the real deal to me - a ride with someone who knows someone. Does he have any rides open during our rally period? How do we enlist?

Thanks - Pat.
pmclemore is offline  
Old 07-06-2007, 08:10 PM   #303
Rivet Master
 
Airstream25's Avatar
 
1995 25' Excella
1961 26' Overlander
1982 34' Limited
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 739
Images: 21
Send a message via Skype™ to Airstream25
Crewing

Double Flash is not a commercial balloon and rides are not sold. The pilot pays his crew with occasional rides.

If you want to crew, you need to show up at the launch site at 6:30AM with gloves. The entire launch field is marked off in a grid of rows & columns The individual launch sites will be assigned to the pilots in Sept.

Crewing consists of;
Buying the pilot a breakfast burrito.
Helping unload the balloon and equipment from the truck.
Helping to spead tarps on the ground and layout the balloon.
Crowd control to keep people from walking across the envelope.
Holding the mouth of the balloon open for inflation (need earplugs & gloves).
Putting weight on the balloon basket while waiting for command to launch.
Gathering up all the equipment & putting it back in the truck.
Chasing the pilot. Need to memorize what the balloon looks like and keep an eye on it amoung 799 other balloons.
Putting weight on the balloon basket while waiting for the pilot to change out his passengers or deflate the balloon.
Packing the balloon into the giant stuff sack & loading on the truck.
If you are lucky enough to get a ride, you need to operate the radio and talk to the ground crew.


Pilot rules are;
Do not step on the balloon envelope
No smoking
Do not step on the balloon envelope
Do not touch the envelope without gloves
Do not step on the balloon envelope


Quote:
Originally Posted by pmclemore
This sounds like the real deal to me - a ride with someone who knows someone. Does he have any rides open during our rally period? How do we enlist?

Thanks - Pat.
__________________
Airstream25
KE5CKG on 2 meters
AIR #10274
Airstream25 is offline  
Old 07-06-2007, 09:49 PM   #304
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airstream25
Double Flash is not a commercial balloon and rides are not sold. The pilot pays his crew with occasional rides.

If you want to crew, you need to show up at the launch site at 6:30AM with gloves. The entire launch field is marked off in a grid of rows & columns The individual launch sites will be assigned to the pilots in Sept.

Crewing consists of;
Buying the pilot a breakfast burrito.
Helping unload the balloon and equipment from the truck.
Helping to spead tarps on the ground and layout the balloon.
Crowd control to keep people from walking across the envelope.
Holding the mouth of the balloon open for inflation (need earplugs & gloves).
Putting weight on the balloon basket while waiting for command to launch.
Gathering up all the equipment & putting it back in the truck.
Chasing the pilot. Need to memorize what the balloon looks like and keep an eye on it amoung 799 other balloons.
Putting weight on the balloon basket while waiting for the pilot to change out his passengers or deflate the balloon.
Packing the balloon into the giant stuff sack & loading on the truck.
If you are lucky enough to get a ride, you need to operate the radio and talk to the ground crew.


Pilot rules are;
Do not step on the balloon envelope
No smoking
Do not step on the balloon envelope
Do not touch the envelope without gloves
Do not step on the balloon envelope
So..............I guess that you shouldn't step on the envelope

Actually, I did some crewing for the Diner's Club balloon in Chicago in the early 70's. It was a blast, except when we had to chase her all iver suburban and rural Chicago.
__________________
lewster
Solar Tech Energy Systems, Inc.
Victron Solar Components and Inverters, Zamp Solar Panels, LiFeBlue and Battle Born Lithium Batteries, Lifeline AGM Batteries
lewster is online now  
Old 07-07-2007, 07:25 AM   #305
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,455
Images: 14
Hmmm trying to get this right - are you allowed to step on the envelope? This sounds soooo confusing....
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 08:26 AM   #306
Rivet Master
 
2017 27' Flying Cloud
2016 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Altoona , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,644
Talking Envelope?

I was taught to stay inside the envelope
Poprivet is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 08:34 AM   #307
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Shouldn't you think outside the envelope...?
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 09:10 AM   #308
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
Greetings all,

Your rally looks like it is going to be great fun, and we wish we could be there.

I wanted to cordially invite anyone who will be heading back east after the rally to stop into the Branson Forums Rally the 14-16 (If it isn't too far out of your way). Many of us will be staying past the 14th, so please feel free to drop on in for some fun and friendly atmosphere.

For information click the links in my sig.

Steve
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 09:16 AM   #309
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,455
Images: 14
Steve

Thank you soooo much for the invite - I know of at least one of the balloon rally attendees who is headed your way after the rally.....sounds like another great time!

Ken J.
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 03:15 PM   #310
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar

 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 14,817
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by soldiermedic
Greetings all,

Your rally looks like it is going to be great fun, and we wish we could be there.

I wanted to cordially invite anyone who will be heading back east after the rally to stop into the Branson Forums Rally the 14-16 (If it isn't too far out of your way). Many of us will be staying past the 14th, so please feel free to drop on in for some fun and friendly atmosphere.

For information click the links in my sig.

Steve
Thank you very much for the invite. We will be headed back the other direction because of that nasty four letter word (work).

Have a great rally and post lots of pictures!
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 05:32 PM   #311
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,035
If only Branson had casinos and cowboy bars.
pmclemore is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #312
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,455
Images: 14
It has casinos and cowboy bars - - - doesn't it?
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 07:48 PM   #313
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
Sure Does!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken J
It has casinos and cowboy bars - - - doesn't it?
Casino

Cowboy Bar

See...everything you asked for.

Steve
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline  
Old 07-08-2007, 09:28 AM   #314
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,035
Well by golly! I though Branson was more of a, well, wholesome kind of a place than I am usually drawn to...

You learn something every day from this Forum!
pmclemore is offline  
Old 07-08-2007, 09:44 AM   #315
Rivet Master
 
Fyrzowt's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,698
Images: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmclemore
Well by golly! I though Branson was more of a, well, wholesome kind of a place than I am usually drawn to...

You learn something every day from this Forum!
Wholesome doesn't draw crowds. Think Vegas...
Fyrzowt is offline  
Old 07-08-2007, 09:57 AM   #316
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fyrzowt
Wholesome doesn't draw crowds. Think Vegas...
Yeah...In Branson you can't see the "Whole" picture, you have to go to Vegas for those shows.

Steve
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline  
Old 07-08-2007, 10:10 AM   #317
Rivet Master
 
2017 27' Flying Cloud
2016 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Altoona , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,644
Rivet Wish I could

Quote:
Originally Posted by soldiermedic
Greetings all,

Your rally looks like it is going to be great fun, and we wish we could be there.

I wanted to cordially invite anyone who will be heading back east after the rally to stop into the Branson Forums Rally the 14-16 (If it isn't too far out of your way). Many of us will be staying past the 14th, so please feel free to drop on in for some fun and friendly atmosphere.

For information click the links in my sig.

Steve
The welcoming sprite and hospitality is part of what makes forum rallys so special. I wish your rally was a month later and I would enjoy attending. After the balloon fiesta I intend to bum around the southwest for a month or so. You might find me in the hot spring at Roper State Park near Safford Az. or at the BLM campground on the banks of the Gila River in the same area.
Anyway you Airstream it, life is good
Poprivet is offline  
Old 07-08-2007, 10:19 AM   #318
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,035
I'll have to put Branson into the pot and cook it awhile. Our plans had been to leave the Balloon Rally and work south to Big Bend and then east to home.

Sounds like a good time, though.

Pat
pmclemore is offline  
Old 07-14-2007, 08:57 AM   #319
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar

 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 14,817
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Ken -
Did you get my check (it's in the mail) ?
Did you cash it ?
Did it clear ?

Have you found out which VIP area we will be in?
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 07-14-2007, 08:53 PM   #320
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,455
Images: 14
Richard

No I have not received your check yet, course that would mean I need to check the P.O. box which I have not done because I've been out of town all week - I'll check in the next couple of days...

Ken J
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Happy Birthday Four Corners Unit azflycaster WBCCI Forum 22 04-30-2008 12:40 PM
4CU 004 : Four corners Unit - New Years Rally at Picacho Peak State Park silverback WBCCI Rallies & Events 167 01-10-2008 11:13 AM
4CU 004 : Four Corners Unit Rally azflycaster WBCCI Rallies & Events 658 11-20-2007 06:47 PM
4CU 004 : Four Corners Unit Boondocking Rally June 22-24 Airstream25 WBCCI Rallies & Events 43 06-27-2007 07:56 PM
Four Corners Unit guidebook recommendation 47WeeWind Off Topic Forum 2 10-11-2006 04:19 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.