Canon Powershot A 400
Even with all the pasture it was still a tight squeeze for pilots to get up and get going. Balloonists and their crews were lined up for a quarter of a mile on the highway and many were waiting for their turn to get into our pasture for a lift off.
This morning was the X Marks the Spot challenge. There are three targets chosen a certain distance away from where the balloons take off and each pilot has to get as close as they can to the target and drop a bag with their information in it. Whichever pilot gets their bag closest to the targets wins!
Because of this challenge, they all had to take off from approximately the same area in order to fly over the targets. They take wind, distance, and I’m sure many other variables into account when they choose their launch site. We were the fortunate ones this morning that is for sure!