Take off
3 Sep 2020   Goreme, Turkey    Goto first   Goto last    More photos    L - M - S
 
 
 
 
 

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.