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Sproul 48K-16 (2003)
48,000 cu ft
Keith Sproul's Home Made Hot Air Balloon
It took seven weeks and 175 hours to make this balloon.

This balloon made the EAA 2003 Centennial Homebuilts List, Honoring 100 years of fixed wing flight

Closeup of the Thunder & Colt SkyChariot bottom end

Original N-48KX Envelope

Made 1/2003, Retired 3/2018 with 337 hours

Picture History of N-48KX

Oct 24, 2020
Treats & Tricks
Warren County Community College
Washington, NJ

Picture by Madison Young

May 14, 2020
First Flight after long Corona Virus Quarantine

Picture by Karen Ivanyou

Oct 6, 2019
Glow at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Picture from FaceBook

April 22, 2018
Test Hot Inflation of re-builb balloon

Picture © Robin Smith

Picture © Robin Smith

March 31, 2018
First inflation of re-built balloon

June 8, 2014
Solberg Airport, NJ
Pictures by Terry Dillard, the MetLife Blimp Pilot

Feb 9, 2014
Solberg Airport

Picture by Dan Whalen

July 7, 2012
Pougkeepsie, NY

Picture by Minka Wasylyk Hrechniw (From FaceBook)

Picture by Minka Wasylyk Hrechniw (From FaceBook)

Picture by Minka Wasylyk Hrechniw (From FaceBook)

May 19, 2012
Solberg Airport, NJ
GEBA Competition
Flying Blue/White flag in memory of Uli Krahenbuhl

Picture by Kenny Adamsbaum

Oct 23, 2011
Warren Co, NJ
Pumpkin Sling Balloon Festival

Picture © Madelaine Cappuccio 2011

Oct 2008
Albuquerque, NM

Picture by Harold Gillis (From Aunty Monkey)

Aug 16, 2008
Great Falls Balloon Festival
Lewiston / Auburn Maine

Pandy gets to play with a beach ball

Picture © Paul Temple

May 24, 2008
Letchworth NY Red White and Blue Festival

Debbie just about to take off in LimeLight

May 5, 2008
Boy Scout Demo, Troup 200, Annandale, NJ

June 2007
XLTA Amherst, MA

July 2005
Solberg Airport, NJFOB QuickChek Balloon Festival
Can You Hear Me Now?

Balloon with Thunder & Colt SkyChariot Bottom End

Parachute Top

Balloon with Garbage Can Bottom End

View from below

Dec 18, 2002
First Inflation:

A view of the inside
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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

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Dell Discount Codes

Created 1/1/2003
Modified 3/1/2021
© Copyright Keith Sproul