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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedMassed Balloon Launch Set for AirVenture

People attending EAA AirVenture this year can watch massed hot-air balloon launches scheduled for the early mornings of Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1. The launches, scheduled for 6-7 a.m. both days, are being conducted in conjunction with Balloon Federation of America and will feature as many as 15 to 20 balloons.

As hot-air balloons are extremely sensitive to the weather conditions, the launches will be conducted weather permitting.

"EAA is really pleased to do this," commented Adam Smith, vice president of membership. "It's a new opportunity for participation from the lighter-than-air community."

Balloonists who would like to participate are asked to contact "Balloonmeister" Bill Hughes at theballoonman@optonline.net.

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