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N-7171Z
Minion


Aerostar Aurora S51A (1996)
62,000 cu ft

Owner/Pilot Keith Sproul

EMail ksproul@skychariot.com

Picture History of N-7171Z



3/25/2018
Minion Envelope Bag finished and full

2/3/2018
Minion Envelope Bag

Made by Keith Sproul


12/27/2017
Hot Inflation for Pictures for the FAA

Picture by Sue Bender


10/9/2017
Cold Inflation Inspection
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Pictures by Debbie Sproul


Pictures from previous owners



November 2009
Miracle on Main Street
Belen, NM

Picture by Cathy Blanchard


Enlargement of above picture


Picture by Tonya Bush


November 17, 2007
Turkey Flight
Los Lunas, NM

December 2006
Red Rock Balloon Festival
Gallup, NM

It's there, look for it...
Center of screen


Church Rock in the back ground


Red Rock Balloon Festival
Gallup, NM

Picture from FaceBook, Peter Procopio


Picture from 2002, Location unknown

Picture was taken from a reflection on a window


Minion Special Shape Hot Air Balloons



Minion Blimp

Home Built Minion Hot Air Balloon

www.specialshapes.nu/specialshapenews2015.html

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Ownership History

Dates Name City State
1996 - 2002 National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Silver Springs MD
2002 - 2004 James Marzonie Littleton CO
2004 - 2013 Wayne & Pam Steele Edgewood NM
2013 - 2017 Deregistered
2017 - present Keith Sproul North Brunswick NJ

Festival History

Pilot Wayne & Pam Steele

Date Festival City State

2011

Feb AAAA Friends & Lovers Albuquerque NM
June Red Rock Gallup NM
Aug Angle Fire Angle Fire CO
Sep Colorado Springs Colorado SpringsCO
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM

2010

Aug Angle Fire Angle Fire CO
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM
Dec Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup NM

2009

March St Patty's Balloon Festival Los Lunas NM
July Angle Fire Angle Fire CO
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM
Dec Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup NM

2008

March St Patty's Balloon Festival Los Lunas NM
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM
Dec Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup NM

2007

March St Patty's Balloon Festival Los Lunas NM
July Angle Fire Angle Fire CO
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM
Dec AAAA Jingle Bells Rally Albuquerque NM

2006

July Angle Fire Festival Angle Fire NM
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM
Dec Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup NM
Dec AAAA Jingle Bells Rally Albuquerque NM
Dec Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup NM

2005

March St Patty's Balloon Festival Los Lunas NM
July Angle Fire Festival Angle Fire NM
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM
Dec Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup NM

2004

Dec Red Rock Balloon Rally Gallup NM

Pilot James Marzonie

Date Festival City State

2003

July Celebration of Flight Dayton OH
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM

2002

Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM

2001

July Raton Balloon Festival Raton CO
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM

2000

July Raton Balloon Festival Raton CO
July Angle Fire Festival Angle Fire NM
Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM

1999

Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM

1998

Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM

1996

Oct Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque NM
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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."
- Anonymous




WWW.SKYCHARIOT.COM Home & Schedule
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 Balloon Flight
Red Rock Balloon Festival, Gallup, NM
2007 Switzerland Balloon Festival
Dawn Patrol 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

Mark Sproul's Observatory

www.blastvalve.com


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Created 8/23/2017
Modified 6/6/2018
Copyright Keith Sproul
EMail ksproul@skychariot.com