Balloon Fiesta: Friday Mass Ascent

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Friday morning mass ascent, with perfect weather low wind a bright and clear morning.

Some of the 100+ balloons about to launch.

Chubb Balloon stands out in from a packed launch area.

Royal Navy balloon Launch.

Royal Navy balloon beside the massive Bristol and Bailey balloons that each takes a dozen or so passengers.

The mass ascent.

Mass Ascent begins.

More of the mass ascent

Wonderful feel this morning, the slow moving balloons clustered near the launch site and there dragon roars. Great launch today!

Stroud and Swindon working hard, it eventually descending into Ashton Court's smyth field below the mansion.

Ikea Versus the Monster

Lookout IKEA theres a monster.com about!

Monster.com turns tail

Monster.com turns tail, it does appear to be all mouth after all.


The video above is a one minute clip from Smyth Field just below the launch site. Its a near complete pan about 330° of the sky.

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