Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Edmonton Balloon Club

There's a great article in the Ottawa Citizen and The Edmonton Journal newspapers on the joys of a good balloon club. Titled It Takes More Than Hot Air to get Balloon Club Off the Ground it's about the club's role in training lots of local pilots, general requirements for learning to fly, the typical conditions need for flight, and the thrill of the chase for the crew.

Wondering what role a good club can play in the ballooning community? This gives a pretty good idea, and we could use more clubs like Edmonton's, where passing the torch plays a big role.

Here are the direct links for the Edmonton Balloon Club's website, and a directory of balloon clubs around the world. Check out your local group. It's great fun and you can learn a lot.