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The Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival
Sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil
to benefit Talbot Paramedic Foundation

July 31 - August 1, 2015

Mistletoe Drive at Glebe Road Industial Park at Route 322

Featuring 14 Hot Air Balloons

Star Democrat Sunday Morning
Record Crowd at Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival

Thank you to everyone who sponsored and came out to support the Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival and the AQUA Glow to benefit the Talbot Paramedic Foundation!

Posted by AQUA Pools & Spas on Monday, August 3, 2015

BALLOON GLOW -- So what is a balloon glow?
The hot air balloon festival event now known as a balloon glow was invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a thank you to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking, and glow events are now held all over the world.

Spectator Photos: 2015
Curt Brandt Photography Curt has over 700 photos to share. Take a few moments and enjoy these wonderful photos.

Delighted Passenger Comments:
I really enjoyed my flight. It was a unique experience and I'd definitely do it again!
I'm sure there are those who hesitate to fly for one reason or another. I'd like to reassure them on a few points:
You don't want to go alone: Well, once you step into that basket, you're not alone! There's your pilot and the other passengers. People get very chummy, sharing an experience like this.
Cost: Arguably, it's a pricey way to spend half an hour. But it's never going to get cheaper. If you've always wanted to fly, then find yourself a good pilot (like Ron), plunk down your money and just do it!
Motion sickness: I don't know if the experience is the same for everybody, but I didn't have the physical sensations I expected. My stomach did not lurch as we lifted off. I never felt like we were moving in a particular direction, or that I was traveling backwards (I hate sitting backwards on a train!). And I hardly even felt the landing. There was nothing to detract from the enjoyment of watching the scenery around and below. I felt as if I were standing on a balcony and everything else was shifting around me.
The experience was peaceful and natural, and I only wish it was longer! Thanks again, and I'll see you again!
Best regards,

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