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Keith Sproul's Dawn Patrol Flights

Dawn Patrol is when you take off in a balloon approximately one hour before sunrise, and fly in the dark. You stay in the air until after sunrise, and then land in the full daylight.
You have to have lights hanging below the basket so that you can be seen even when the burner isn't on.

Dawn Patrol is one of my favorite times to fly.
As of 10/20/2020 I have flown Dawn Patrol 35 times, with 51 different passengers.
I have flown Dawn Patrol in New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Texas

October 18, 2020
Central NJ
Keith & Jeff Bell / John Strauss

Picture by Karen Ivanyo

November 9, 2019
Central New Jersey

Picture by John Strauss

Picture by Debby Young

Picture by John Strauss

Gibraltar Rock Quarry of Belle Mead

Picture by Karen Ivanyo


Picture by Chris Casey

October 20,2019
Central New Jersey

Picture by Kristan Cline

Picture by Meghan Marconi

November 23, 2018, Black Friday

Central New Jersey

Picture by Chris Casey

Picture by Chris Casey

New York City Skyline

Picture by Stephanie Trockel

Dawn Patrol
Central New Jersey

Picture by Liz Arthur

Picture by Liz Arthur

Dawn Patrol
Wayland, NY

Picture by Monica Kastner

11/25/2016 Black Friday
Dawn Patrol
Central NJ


Solberg Airport

Picture by Kenny Adamsbaum

Picture by Kenny Adamsbaum

November 2012, Black Friday
Central New Jersey

Sourland Mountains, right after takeoff

Picture by Tim Hayes

Picture by Tim Hayes

Picture by Tim Hayes
Row of high-tension line towers sticking above the fog

2012 Pirates of the Canyon Balloon Festival
Amarillo, Texas

Picture Jeff Heimsath, Amarillo Globe News
This picture was on the front page of the local paper

2010 Pirates of the Canyon Balloon Festival
Amarillo, Texas

October 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 2007
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been and there you will long to return."

- Leonardo da Vinci

"It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill."
- Wilbur Wright

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
- Will Smith

"Time is the most valuable gift you can give someone"
- Unknown

Keith Sproul's Festival History

Scorch the Dragon Hot Air Balloon
Pandy Hot Air Balloon
Tetrahedron Hot Air Balloon
Birthday Cake Hot Air Balloon
Pig Headed Hot Air Balloon
Fred B Rabbit Hot Air Balloon

Meteor Crater Flight
Letchworth State Park, NY Gorge Flights
Shooting the Delaware Water Gap PA/NJ
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Amarillo, TX
Red Rock Balloon Festival, Gallup, NM
2007 Switzerland Balloon Festival
Dawn Patrol Flights
Spash-N-Dash Flights

Chariot Balloons
Keith's Cameron Duo Chaiot
Balloon Flights in 3D
Balloon Parachute Artwork
Balloon Pictures from the Bottom
Red, White & Blue Balloons
Arrow Design Balloons
Flame Design Balloons
Aerostar Aurora Balloons
Parachute Drop Pictures
List of University Balloons
FLIR Balloons Pictures (Infrared heat picture)
Flytec Instruments Info Page
Digitool Instruments Info Page

How to make a Hot Air Balloon
How to make a Tetrahedron Hot Air Balloon
How to put turning vents into a Hot Air Balloon
Envelope / Basket Retrieval Cart

Bonnie, our Dog
Mark Sproul's Observatory
Keith Sproul's N-Scale Trains Winds Aloft

Created 6/29/2014
Modified 10/20/2020
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