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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedCluster Balloon Prepares for Sunset Launch
Jonathan Trappe, his crew, and volunteers recruited at AirVenture began preparing his cluster balloon system for a Thursday launch (July 29) at sunset from Pioneer Airport. Inflation of the helium-filled balloons began at 4 p.m., and if air traffic allows, Trappe will launch at 7 p.m.

If air traffic is too heavy, Trappe will wait to launch his multi-colored cluster balloon just after 8 p.m. following the return of the American Airlines 737 Honor Flight that left for Washington, D.C., with veterans on board.

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