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Balloon Classic Invitational (North Canton, Ohio)

I got up early yesterday morning and went to the Balloon Classic Invitational in North Canton at the Kent State Stark Campus.   This was a combination of a Balloon Launching Site and Target Site.  First they launched Hot Air Balloons.  After the launch the field became the target site for numerous balloons, I lost count.  The pilots in the ballons tried to drop bean bags on the field as close to a “X” as possible.  This was quite a site to see this many balloons approaching one location.  The conditions were ideal for the competition and the pilots were able to land the bean bags very close to the target, a few of them placed it directly on the target as tehy almost landed on the target.  One of them got within 10 feet of the ground above the target.

The weather confitions for photos was not ideal but they turned out pretty good.  take a look below and there are more in the Photo Gallery.  I have been to this event for the last 2 years, check out my priors years adventtures on the blog.

Enjoy!

Hot Air Balloon

From 2010 …..

I got up early this morning and went to the Balloon Classic Invitational in North Canton at the Kent State Stark Campus.  This was a combination of a Balloon Launching Site and Target Site.  First they launched approximately 18 Hot Air Balloons.  After the launch the field became the target site for at least 50 balloons, I lost count.  The pilots in the ballons tried to drop bean bags on the field as close to a “X” as possible.  This was quite a site to see this many balloons approaching one location.

Additional photos are hi-res photos in the Balloon Classic Invitational (North Canton, Ohio) (2010-08-01) album.

Balloon Classic Invitational (North Canton, Ohio) (2010-08-01)

Hot Air Balloon

From 2010 …..

I got up early this morning and went to the Balloon Classic Invitational in North Canton at the Kent State Stark Campus.  This was a combination of a Balloon Launching Site and Target Site.  First they launched approximately 18 Hot Air Balloons.  After the launch the field became the target site for at least 50 balloons, I lost count.  The pilots in the ballons tried to drop bean bags on the field as close to a “X” as possible.  This was quite a site to see this many balloons approaching one location.

Additional photos are hi-res photos in the Balloon Classic Invitational (North Canton, Ohio) (2010-08-01) album on my PicasaWeb Photo Album.

Balloon Classic Invitational (North Canton, Ohio) (2010-08-01)

Hot Air Balloon

From 2010 …..

I got up early this morning and went to the Balloon Classic Invitational in North Canton at the Kent State Stark Campus.  This was a combination of a Balloon Launching Site and Target Site.  First they launched approximately 18 Hot Air Balloons.  After the launch the field became the target site for at least 50 balloons, I lost count.  The pilots in the ballons tried to drop bean bags on the field as close to a “X” as possible.  This was quite a site to see this many balloons approaching one location.

Additional photos are hi-res photos in the Balloon Classic Invitational (North Canton, Ohio) (2010-08-01) album on my PicasaWeb Photo Album.

Balloon Classic Invitational (North Canton, Ohio) — REDUX

On Friday (2 days ago) I went to the first day of the Balloon Classic Invitational in North Canton for the morning launch but it did not happen.  I even wrote about it on this blog.  So, I headed back down today and the weather was ideal, there were little to no winds and the skys were clear.  There were over 60 balloon teams at the Invitational.

This weather was very similar to last year as far as the weather goes but the winds were in a different direction and it was blowing the balloons in to the sun making for less than ideal photos.

One of my photos is below and more are in my Photo Album.