Last updated 4/20/2020   11:02:37

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Owner: Lou Barthelemy

Features / Comments:

  • Envelope looks like Thunder & Colt. It has nomex sleeves around the V-Rings and Quick Links, standard on T&C balloons
  • Burner is a cloud-hopper style / swivel burner. Looks like Thunder & Colt or Cameron
  • The bottom end is put together with Quick Release Pins like Aerostar. The burner is attached via burner blocks VERY similar to Aerostar
  • Light weight, is an ULTRA-LIGHT balloon (Part 103)
  • The bottom end comes apart easily just above the seat. It can be packed into the back seat of even a small car.
Specs of Balloon
Size 28,000 cu ft (est)
Gores 16
Construction Horizontal Panels
Deflation Vent Standard Parachute
Basket Cables 4 point, Steel with Quicklinks
Specs of Bottom End
Burner Cloud Hopper Style / Swivel
Pilot Light Vapour
Fuel Tank 10 Gallon Aluminum
Structure Bent Aluminum Tube
with Aerostar Style Quick Release Pins

Pictures from original owner

8/2010 Solberg Airport
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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

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

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

Created 10/31/2006
Modified 4/20/2020
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