N-7097E Community Property III

Last updated 11/27/2016

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N-7097E
Robin's Balloon
aka Community Property III


Aerostar RXS8 (1994)
105,000 cu ft

This design is a factory design called "My Sky" and was a very popular design. You will see many balloons with this same design.
Most of the "My Sky" design balloons have a black bottom and parachute, this balloon has a Navy Blue bottom and parachute.

Why is this called Community Property III?
I have had two other balloons of the same design.
Community Property I was a 77K
Community Property II was a 90K,
and this one is 105K.
The original Community Property got that name because I bought it to use for students and to let other pilots fly it.

What is the "Robin's Balloon" about?
Robin Smith said this was her favorite of all of my balloons, then when were discussing a new name, she joked
"Why not call it Robin's Balloon"
and it stuck.
Robin got to fly in the first flight of the new balloon.

4/26/2015 AM
Maiden Flight
Solberg Airport, NJ
Pictures by Karla Tramutola

Cold inflated

Just before takeoff

Takeoff

Landed

5/2/2015 AM
GEBA Competition Flight
Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum

Nick, Vinny, Keith


5/23/2015 AM
Red, White & Balloon Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY

Picture by Mary Jo Wolfenden


Picture by Kenny Adamsbaum


6/13/2015
Flight from Solberg Airport, NJ

Picture by Kristeen Kohrs


Picture by Kristeen Kohrs


7/19/2015
Wellsville Balloon Festival
Wellsville, NY

Picture from FaceBook


Picture from FaceBook (Mary Alvord Clark)


11/15/2015
First flight of new Smiley on the parachute

11/25/2016
Dawn Patrol Flight

 

Picture from For-Sale Ad

Note: The bottom is Dark Blue, not the normal Black that most MySky pattern balloons are


12/16/2014
Spread out for inspection in England

Inspector: Chris Dunkley


1/11/2015
Packed up, ready to ship from England to USA

Came over on the Container ship Kuala Lumpur Express
Arrived Port Newark, NJ 1/28/2015

2/10/2015
Inspection @ Skytec
Alpha NJ

Inspector: Tommy Robins
Thanks for the help, Robin and Johnny


Original N-Number still on balloon

4/13/2015
FAA Inspected balloon, Airworthiness Issued!

Ownership History

Dates Name City State
1994 - 2004 Bill Brogan Scottsdale AZ
2005 - 2014 Bill Brogan Germany  
2015 - present Keith Sproul North Brunswick NJ
When I purchased this balloon in 2015, it had 40 hours, which is basically brand-new.
It is Diamond Weave fabric

Festival History

Date Festival City State


1994
Owner: Bill Brogan

Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM


1995

Feb Mount Rushmore Crossing Mount Rushmore SD


2015
Owner: Keith Sproul

May 22-25 Red, White & Balloon Festival Letchworth State Park
Castile
NY
July 2-5 Ashland Balloon Festival Ashland OH
July 17-19 Wellsville Balloon Rally Wellsville NY


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