Hot air balloon touch-and-go in the backyard at N4GN 5


Hot air balloon executes a touch-and-go in a pretty tight space between one of my amateur radio towers and nearby trees


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Amateur Radio @N4GN/OH4GN/@4F1GN; Pres. @SouthGain; Wireless Architect @UPS; Member @FernCreekUMC, @NCDXF, @ARRL; #Bitcoin Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., Philippines, or somewhere in between

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5 thoughts on “Hot air balloon touch-and-go in the backyard at N4GN

  • Tom McShane

    It must have been completely calm without wind to attempt anything like that. There were quite a few antenna wires and I think I saw some powerlines as well. Did they do this just as a stunt or was there an emergency that caused them to land?

    • Tim Totten Post author

      Actually, the wind was a significant factor, I think. I mean they had so much ground speed that they had to get over the tower, drop quickly, then immediately climb quickly to get over the trees. Luckily, no power lines near me.