Monday, May 18, 2009

Smithville Ballooning

Balloon pilots Joe Reynolds and David Smuck attended Smithville Fly-in, with me as crew, on Saturday 16th May. The weather was bad enough around Austin to keep the other club members in their beds that morning, but over in Smithville it was quite pleasant. Joe decided to do a short flight demo for the 10-20 folks that had turned out in the hope of seeing balloons, so here is a 3 1/2 minute video of the events. The winds were light enough that I ended up driving the truck and towing the balloon back across the airfield which was an interesting and fun experience!

video

In case anyone is interested, the video was shot on my Sony Ericsson K850i phone and edited in Adobe Premiere Elements 5 (the first time I have used this). Animated images were drawn in Adobe Illustator CS3.

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