Thanks to All – We Had a Great Time!

This year’s Crown of Maine Balloon Fest was a success!  5 for 6 Flights – 15 Fantastic Balloons – Excellent Pilots and Hard Working Volunteer Crews.  Thanks to our sponsors who made this COMBF possible and Thanks to all the spectators who came out to enjoy the balloons.  While we wanted to launch all the balloons from the fairgrounds, Mother Nature will not let us control the winds.  The pilots ride those winds in ways to allow the passengers and spectators to safely enjoy what is many a life changing event.  The COMBF  committee is equally disappointed in the Sunday morning flight cancellation due to poor weather.  However the balloons in the air over central Aroostook County the other five flights were enjoyed by all.

Planning for the 13th Annual COMBF for 2016 has already begun, so it can be another funfilled event for all.  Any suggestions or ideas for the 2016 COMBF are welcome.  Mark it on your calendar and if you need a COMBF calendar, there are a few left.  We look forward to seeing you and your family next August.  Consider taking a flight next year.  Mark the dates on your calendar:  August 25 – 28, 2016.

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Field Safety Training was Held Last Night

Pilots and the COMBF volunteers make the balloons fly.  Together they are key components of the Crown of Maine Balloon Fest.  Their number concern is a safe flight.  Last night pilots and volunteer crew members came together for field safety training led by Floyd Rockholt, COMBF Chair and Megan Stanley, Pilot and Crew Coordinator.  Here are a few scenes from the evening.

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Slow Moving Morning

Photo Courtesy of Terry Sandusky

Photo Courtesy of Terry Sandusky

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