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Take off
3 Sep 2020     Goreme, Turkey     More photos   
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Take off      
3 Sep 2020       Goreme, Turkey       Goreme, Turkey photos    
 
 
 
 

The balloon people start work at sunrise. They drove us out of town, to a place where the breeze would carry us across town allowing us to make land in an open field on the other side of Goreme. They were fast; they pulled the basket off the trailer, laid it on its side, then filled it with hot air.

 
 
 
 
 
A Butterfly balloon  
 
 
 
 
A Butterfly balloon  
 
 
 
 
A Butterfly balloon  
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon 
 
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon 
 
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon 
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon 
 
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon 
 
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon 
 
 
 
Straightening up 
 
 
 
 
Straightening up 
 
 
 
 
Straightening up 
 
 
 
Our pilot 
Once the balloon is righted we climb aboard. And by climb I mean climb.
 
 
 
 
Our pilot 
Once the balloon is righted we climb aboard. And by climb I mean climb.
 
 
 
 
Our pilot 
Once the balloon is righted we climb aboard. And by climb I mean climb.
 
 
 
The flame 
 
 
 
 
The flame 
 
 
 
 
The flame 
 
 
 
Attentive fellow passengers 
 
 
 
 
Attentive fellow passengers 
 
 
 
 
Attentive fellow passengers 
 
 
 
Controls for the gas jets 
 
 
 
 
Controls for the gas jets 
 
 
 
 
Controls for the gas jets 
 
 
 
Ready for take off  
This is our companion Butterfly balloon which took off shortly after we did.
 
 
 
 
Ready for take off  
This is our companion Butterfly balloon which took off shortly after we did.
 
 
 
 
Ready for take off  
This is our companion Butterfly balloon which took off shortly after we did.
 
 
 
Take off 

To be continued.
 
 
 
 
Take off 

To be continued.
 
 
 
 
Take off 

To be continued.
 
 
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