2 Sep   A few more  2 Sep
  Turkey  
Airborne   4 Sep  4 Sep 
 
 
 
 
 
Take off
3 Sep 2020
Take off    3 Sep 2020
  Goreme, Turkey   
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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.
 
 
 
 2 Sep   A few more  2 Sep
  Turkey  
Airborne   4 Sep  4 Sep