Congratulations, Joe & Stella...we had a blast flying with you two!
COMING TO A SKY NEAR YOU! Four local pilots flew from the Cool Spring Balloonport, east of Statesville, last night as a preview of Lifting Spirits Around the World...This weekend, our pilots and many others around the world will join together as a symbol of thanks, with balloon launches called Lifting Spirits Around the World. Independent balloonists from around the world will take flight on these two days, flooding social media with pictures and videos of their flights, with one goal – thanking frontline and essential workers. Balloons put smiles on the faces of young and old and with the postponement of the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, we applaud the efforts of those pilots planning and participating in Lifting Spirits Around the World.
To learn more about the Lifting Spirits Around the World global launch, visit their https://liftingspiritsrndw.wixsite.com/thanks. Keep looking up!
Big oh! Balloons recently hosted the NC Tripping team, Christina Riley and Carl Hedinger, https://www.nctripping.com/things-to-do-in-north-carolina-bucket-list/#central (scroll down to Statesville and Iredell County) for a wonderful flight from our BalloonPort. The adventure was sponsored by the Statesville Convention & Visitor's Bureau. At www.visitstatesville.com you can learn about Stay & Play, a new SCVC program that promotes flying with a Statesville pilots in a hot air balloon during your overnight visit. You'll also enjoy a relaxing stay in one Statesville's lovely lodging properties—hotels, B&Bs, Airbnbs. The promotion features a gift of $100 Downtown Dollars you can spend while you are here...It's a great opportunity for you to enjoy ballooning AND Statesville, a fun destination! Click the links for details...hope to see you soon! h The e Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering o participants who visit Statesville, NC for a hot air balloon ride and book a minimum of 2 nights at a Statesville lodging property.
Welcome, Cool Beans! - A new addition to the fleet at Big oh! Balloons. It's a beautiful balloon...come take a ride!
Well, weatherman extraordinaire Brad Panovich said today was the best weather day of 2018...so we kicked it off with, finally, a flight with friends yesterday afternoon! Here's a couple pix we took, and thank you, Candice, for the ones you took from the air! What a great way to finish up April and get flying into May! And, Happy Birthday, Jennifer!
I was reminded what Jim Thompson told us when we bought his balloon back in 1980...."If you buy this balloon, it will change your life." Well, it did in the most profound ways. So many amazing adventures and the most amazing people in our life. Ballooning is magic, still.
Ballooning -- doesn't get much more fun than this! Wonderful new friends go flying in Cool Spring. Thanks David, Connie and Arleen...Dusty and Dianne!
We meet the most amazing people! This is Carolina BalloonFest 2011 -- Thank you Emily Sigmon! - hover your curser to see captions...
Kristie and Charles have been ballooning, it seems like forever, but really only since 1981. This blog is a running log of fun flights and adventures in and around the Greater Cool Spring International Balloon Port and Space Museum, our home. Enjoy!