Saturday we went to Statesville Regional Airport in Statesville, North Carolina for the 2010 Carolina Balloon Fest. This year the weather was beautiful and they had a great turnout. A huge crowd of people came out to watch the Saturday afternoon Mass Ascention. It was quite a sight to see.…
After a day of rain and wind at the Carolina Balloon Fest 36, at about 4:30 pm the sky opened up and the wind calmed down and the mass ascension began.
Before the burners can be used to fill the balloons with hot hair, they must be partially inflated using fans. Here a worker holds the bottom of the balloon open as the fans force air inside. This was the 36th annual Carolina Balloon Fest .
Watching ballons inflate at the Carolina Ballon Fest 2009
This weekend was the 36th Annual Carolina Ballon Fest, held at Statesville, North Carolina airport. Despite rains in the morning and high winds most of the afternoon, the ballons were able to launch about 4:30 or 5:00 and came back later at dusk for the ballon glow.