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Picture This Flying Beer Glass

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While heading to work this morning, walking off the escalators out of the subway at Melbourne Central, I stumbled on Pete Wright, Paul Gibbs and the Picture This gang with an entire hot air balloon inflated inside the atrium area … Continue reading

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Grand Prix – Day 4

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Lots of fun had today down at the Grand Prix – I wound up crewing the domestics this morning (eg: normal passenger balloons) then came home and met up with the guys outside on the street. We packed into PUF … Continue reading

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Flying over the GP

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“Well, we may not be at the GP with the F1 Racer balloon but at least I got to fly over the track. The fine folks at Professional Helicopter Services are running the helipad and offering joy flights – 5 … Continue reading

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No F1 Racer for Day 4 either :(

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Well, the AGP have not been able to come up with a space where we can set up the F1 Racer balloon so they’ve pulled the plug on Day 4 for us. A few of us are going down there … Continue reading

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No F1 Racer for Day 3 of the AGP :(

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Sadly, we’re not going to have the F1 Racer at the Grand Prix on day 3 :( While we were inflated on Day 2, Jamie from the on-site air traffic control tower came over with one of the guys from … Continue reading

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2007 Australian Grand Prix – Day 2

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Once again we’re trackside at the Grand Prix with the F1 Racer balloon. When we arrived, there wasn’t much wind but there were showers of rain coming through so we put the van and trailer next to each other, rigged … Continue reading

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2007 Australian Grand Prix – Day 1

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I’m working at the 2007 Australian Grand Prix with the F1 Racer hot air balloon. We’re trying to tether it so people can see it floating above the track but on the first day the winds were too high, so … Continue reading

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Still here, no, really :)

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Almost a year since my last post – how slack can I get? Been flat out with IT Project Management and Ballooning work (plus a few other things) and family. Scored some travel too – we went to Hawaii for … Continue reading

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