Author Archives: Terry Sandusky

The 15th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest planning has begun. Please send any ideas or suggestions to the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce for the 15th COMBF using the contact information below.

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14th COMBF A Success

The 14th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest has come and gone. Our pilots did a superb job of flying our guests and VIP sponsors. As mentioned by all of the pilots, our flight crew volunteers were terrific and were … Continue reading

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Want to Take a Flight?

Flight reservations are starting to go fast.  If you are interested in taking a flight this years, you should consider calling in early to secure a flight reservation as soon as possible.  Don’t let time run out on you, call as … Continue reading

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Confirmed Today – 12th Balloon for 2017 COMBF

“Celtic Magic”  flown by Bob Martel from Sterling, Massachusetts has been added to this roster of flying balloons.  Bob is an experienced pilot who we are fortunate to be have flying with us. He is the owner-pilot of Boston Hot … Continue reading

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Eleven Balloons Confirmed for 2017 Balloon Fest

This week the COMBF Planning Committee has confirmed eleven balloons will be participating in 14th Annual Crown of Maine Balloon Fest. The following balloonists will be flying:  Wendell Purvis, Joel Jones, Derek Smith,  Randy Lee, Kenny Shumate, Mark Fritze, Mark Stodolski, Ron Cassidy, Dave Lopushinksy … Continue reading

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I Can’t Wait for the balloon fest Tourism Blog Post

Hey – warm weather is nearly here and many folks are turning their minds to fun summer time activities.  The Crown of Maine Balloon Fest in August is one of the outstanding events of the summer.  Here is a blog … Continue reading

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Brazilian Tribirds Balloon Big Hit

The Tribirds balloon flown by Marcos Bonimcontro of Sao Paulo, Brazil was exciting to see flying over Presque Isle.  This balloon was quite large and required a dozen volunteer ground crew members to inflate and deflate the balloon on each … Continue reading

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