Recap of waking the fight line at EAA Arlington and hot air balloon burn.
This past weekend we where up in Camano Island trying out the fishing gear and canoe for the first time along the west side of Camano Island. After all the rain, sweat and sore muscles we ended up with 1 rock crab that we made into a Potato and crab salad..yumm
Saturday night we drove down to Arlington for dinner then off to the Arlington Municiple Airport for the 2012 Fly-In. I have scene most of the planes and static displays in previous years so the main interest of the night was going to be the Hot Air Balloon Burn.
In previous years there were more participating balloons and a longer and choreographed to music show. This year there were only 4 Balloons and more of a random burn show. Hopefully they will go back to the old format.
Here are the shots from the Night Burn
|Ground Crews Set up the baskets and prep the envelope|
|Ground crews layout the Balloon Envelope and use a gas powered fan to inflate the envelope|
|Pilots add hot air to inflate the envelope|
|The Envelope starts to raise as the propane flame heats up the air inside|
|Raising the balloon|
|Second Hot Air Balloon starts its rise|
|The four Hot Air Balloons ready for the show|
|All Burners on|