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"Star Tet" Festivals

Date (2012)EventLocationWeb Site
Oct 26-28Pirates of the Canyon
Amarillo Invitational Balloon Rally
Palo Duro State Park
Amarillo, TX
www.piratesofthecanyon.com
www.balloonamarillo.org
Canyon Pictures

Date (2011)EventLocationWeb Site
June 17-18West Chester County Balloon FestivalWest Chester, PA 
Oct 28-30Pirates of the Canyon
Amarillo Invitational Balloon Rally
Palo Duro State Park
Amarillo, TX
www.piratesofthecanyon.com
www.balloonamarillo.org
Canyon Pictures

Date (2010)EventLocationWeb Site
Oct 2-10Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Pilot John Hofer
Albuquerque, NMwww.aibf.org
Oct 22-24Pirates of the Canyon
Amarillo Invitational Balloon Rally
Pilot Debbie Sproul
Amarillo, TXwww.piratesofthecanyon.com
Palo Duro Canyon Pictures


"Blaser Tet" Festivals

Date (2009)EventLocationWeb Site
Sept 3-7New York State Festival of Balloons
Pilot Debbie Sproul
Dansville, NYwww.nysfob.com
Oct 3-11Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Pilot Debbie Sproul
Albuquerque, NMwww.aibf.org
Oct 30 - Nov 1Pirates of the Canyon
Amarillo Invitational Balloon Rally
Pilot Debbie Sproul
Amarillo, TXwww.piratesofthecanyon.com
Palo Duro Canyon Pictures
Dec 4-7Red Rock Balloon Rally
Pilot Debbie Sproul
Gallup, NMwww.redrockballoonrally.com

Date (2007)EventLocationWeb Site
Mar 24 - Apr 2Emmental Balloon WeekHasle-Ruegsau
Switzerland
www.emmentaler-ballonwoche.ch
www.skychariot.com/switzerland.html
Jun 1-3Experimental LTA (XLTA)Amherst, MAwww.xlta.org


"Wings of Wind" Festivals

Date (2008)EventLocationWeb Site
Feb 1-3Meteor CraterWinslow, AZwww.skychariot.com/meteorcrater
Oct 4-12 Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque, NMwww.aibf.org

Date (2007)EventLocationWeb Site
Jun 1-3Experimental LTA (XLTA)Amherst, MAwww.xltaweb.com
Oct 5-14Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque, NMwww.aibf.org
Oct 26-28 Pirates of the Canyon
Amarillo Invitational Balloon Rally
Amarillo, TX www.balloonamarillo.org
Palo Duro Canyon Pictures
Nov 30 - Dec 2Red Rock Balloon RallyGallup, NMwww.redrockballoonrally.com

Date (2006)EventLocationWeb Site
Jun 2-4Experimental LTA (XLTA)Amherst, MAwww.xltaweb.com
Oct 7-15 Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque, NMwww.aibf.org
Dec 1-3Red Rock Balloon RallyGallup, NMwww.redrockballoonrally.com

Date (2005)EventLocationWeb Site
May 27-30Letchworth Red, White & Blue Balloon RallyLetchworth State Park, NYwww.balloonsoverletchworth.com
www.skychariot.com/letchworth.html
Jun 17-19Summer Heat Balloon FestivalMuncie, INSummer Heat Balloon Festival
July 15-17Jackson Hot Air JubileeJackson, MIwww.hotairjubilee.com
Sept 2-4New York State Festival of BalloonsDansville, NYwww.nysfob.com
Sept 9-11Atlantic Balloon FestivalSussex, NB, Canadaatlanticballoonfiesta.ca
Oct 1-9Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque, NMwww.aibf.org
Dec 2-4Red Rock Balloon RallyGallup, NMwww.redrockballoonrally.com

Date (2004)EventLocationWeb Site
Sept 11Raritan Twp DayRaritan Twp, NJ 
Sept 24-26Keystone International Balloon FestivalLancaster, PA 
Oct 2-10Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaAlbuquerque, NMwww.aibf.org
Dec 3-5Holiday Balloon FestBattle Creek, MIwww.holidayballoonfest.com

Click here for Keith & Debbie's Complete Schedule

Click here for Keith & Debbie's Previous Years Schedules




Design of third Tetrahedron, "Star Tet"
a Red White & Blue Tetrahedron


We came up with idea March 10, 2006
Project started May 2, 2009
First Cold Inflation Aug 7, 2010
First Hot Inflation Aug 14, 2010
First Flight Aug 21, 2010
Top View

Side View


First Cold Inflation, Aug 7, 2010


Test Inflation, to check everything out.





Look Ma, No basket!


A look inside at the top point


Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum


Pictures by MaryJo Wolfenden


First Hot Inflation, Aug 14, 2010













First Flight, Aug 21, 2010







Interesting Deflation



Palo Duro Canyon, Amarillo, TX, Oct 23, 2010





Palo Duro Canyon, Amarillo, TX, Oct 2012


We made the front page of the Amarillo Globe News

Picture Jeff Heimsath / Amarillo Globe News


Picture from FaceBook



Picture 2012 Jim Hester



Picture 2012 Jim Hester



Picture 2012 Jim Hester


Palo Duro Canyon, Amarillo, TX, Oct 2012


Pictures © 2012 Tom Weisbrook
http://www.weisbrookphotography.com/

Picture 2012 Tom Weisbrook


Picture 2012 Tom Weisbrook


EBAA, Post Mills Airport, VT, May 19, 2015



Picture by Kelbi Magnuson



Design of Second Tetrahedron"Blaser Tet"


Project started October 29, 2005

Cold Inflation, Feb 8, 2006


Hot Inflation, Mar 8, 2006


Even Mother Nature likes this shape

Trip to Switzerland March-Apr 2007
www.skychariot.com/switzerland.html

Albuquerque 2009


Albuquerque Blaser Tet Pictures by BJ Taylor

Red Rock Balloon Festival, Gallup NM 2009






Gallup, NM Red Rocks Balloon Festival, Pilot Debbie Sproul


Design of First Tetrahedron, "Wings of Wind"


Project started March 14th, 2004

Hot Inflation, Mon August 23rd, 2004


FAA Inspection, Harrisburg, PA, Saturday, September 4th, 2004 (am)


First Flight, Saturday, September 4th, 2004 (pm)


Tether, Tuesday, Sept 7th, 2004


Note: Parachute Artwork is now finished
It glows GREAT!

5th Flight, Sunday September 12th, 2004


A view from below

A view from above (Abq 2004)

Flight in Lancaster Pa, Sept 2004


Flights in Albuquerque 2004


Albuquerque 2004, A View from Above


Red Rock Balloon Rally Dec 2005, sitting on a rock


Red Rock Balloon Rally Dec 2005, Near Church Rock


Red Rock Balloon Rally Dec 2005 What we saw looking back


Albuquerque 2007, Dawn Patrol


Picture by LT Swistoski


NYSFOB Dansville, NY Sept 2008


Picture from www.nysfob.com

Albuquerque 2008, Dawn Patrol


Albuquerque 2008, Landing


Picture from by Facebook, by Elaine Heiland
"Wings of Wind - Pilot Keith Sproul....
This photo was taken on Oct 7th,2008. It was a beautiful Ballon.
Keith is a wonderful survivor of Ballooning.
God Bless Him... "

Last updated 5/21/2015

Number of ballloons = 29

Number of Pictures = 40

List of Known Tetrahedron Hot Air Balloons


(Chronological Order)
RegistrationBuilderNameLocationYear BuiltSize
First    Prev    1    Next    Last
N-?Raven Industries (Aerostar) SD197356,000 cu ft?

Picture courtesy of Greg Winker
 
First    Prev    2    Next    Last
N-?Tracy BarnesSolar Firefly NC1973203,120 cu ft

Picture courtesy of Balloon Life, Jan 1993
 

Picture courtesy of Malcolm McLeod, Regina, SK., Canada
Picture taken at Red Deer, Alberta, Canada 1978
 

Picture from FaceBook (Parker Russo)
 
First    Prev    3    Next    Last
-Raven IndustriesCondorPeru1975Smoke Balloon

Balloon Flown in Peru by Julian Nott & Jim Woodman in 1975
Photograph by Larry Dale Gordon
 
First    Prev    4    Next    Last
-Bert PadeltCondor IIPeru2002

Balloon Flown in Peru by Julian Nott & Peter Cuneo in 2002 Pictures Julian Nott 2002, See www.nott.com
Julian Nott's Nazca Balloon Flight Web Page
 

Pictures Julian Nott 2002
 
http://www.nott.com/Pages/projects.php
First    Prev    5    Next    Last
N-3213B  GA2002?37,000 cu ft

Originally made for Tim Cole, then sold to David Harwell in GA, then to Dan Jones in GA
 
First    Prev    6    Next    Last
N-72KXKeith SproulWings of WindNJ200475
http://www.skychariot.com/tetrahedron
First    Prev    7    Next    Last
N-2536KSteve HunterTetrahCOMarch 2005
First    Prev    8    Next    Last
N-9713TKeith SproulBlaser TetNJFeb 200646,000 cu ft
http://www.skychariot.com/tetrahedron
First    Prev    9    Next    Last
N-?Andy Richardson IN200694,000 cu ft

In progress, making a HUGE Black, Purple and Blue Tetrahedron
(Still not done as of 9/10/2010)
 
First    Prev    10    Next    Last
N-8173Greg Winker007 ?WAMay 200727,000 cu ft

First Flight
 
First    Prev    11    Next    Last
N-7035TBob LeDoux ORMay 200772,000 cu ft
First    Prev    12    Next    Last
N-?Fred Williams FL200840,000?

12/7/2008 First Inflation
Pictures by Terri Konash (From Aunty Monkey)
 
First    Prev    13    Next    Last
N-72KXKeith SproulStar TetNJAug 201075

8/14/2010 First inflation
Solberg Airport, Readington, NJ
 

Albuquerque, 2010
Picture by Donna Warren
 
http://www.skychariot.com/tetrahedron
First    Prev    14    Next    Last
N-528BABob RomaneschiMagic HatAZSummer 2007
First    Prev    15    Next    Last
N-72KBBarbi Hann / Kent BarnesTetra ThangCO200672,000 cu ft
First    Prev    16    Next    Last
N-?Buster Hicks GA200777,000+ cu ft
First    Prev    17    Next    Last
D-?Christoph Stierle Germany200846,000 cu ft
First    Prev    18    Next    Last
N-?Michael ONeill CO2008?
First    Prev    19    Next    Last
N-?Larry Nelson  201146
First    Prev    20    Next    Last
VH-XTBNigel Flynn Australia201270,000 cu ft

Project started 2011
 

5/15/2012 First Inflation
 
First    Prev    21    Next    Last

List of Known
Radio Controlled Tetrahedron Hot Air Balloons

First    Prev    22    Next    Last
n/aKeith Sproul NJApril 20044,000 cu ft?
First    Prev    23    Next    Last
n/a  EnglandPicture taken
Summer 2010
R/C

Picture by Jamie Edwards (From FaceBook)
 
First    Prev    24    Next    Last
OO-BELMathieu Dekock BelgiumR/C

Picture by Dominique Viard
 

Picture by Dominique Viard
 
First    Prev    25    Next    Last
D-OTETFrank Schnelle GermanyR/C
First    Prev    26    Next    Last
n/a  FranceR/C
First    Prev    27    Next    Last
OO-MLMRobin Thijs BelgiumR/C

Picture from FaceBook
 
First    Prev    28    Next    Last
RCBob Baker UK?R/C

Picture from FaceBook
 
First    Prev    29    Next    Last
RC  UKR/C

If you know of other Tetrahedron Hot Air Balloons, please let me know
ksproul@skychariot.com


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for there you have been and there you will long to return."

- Leonardo da Vinci

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Keith Sproul's Festival History

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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
Balloon Flights in 3D
Balloon Parachute Artwork
Balloon Pictures from the Bottom
Red, White & Blue Balloons
Arrow Design Balloons
Aerostar Aurora Balloons
Parachute Drop Pictures
List of University Balloons

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