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Best place to do balloon jumps in northern US?

 


-Joey-  (B License)

Jun 20, 2013, 2:03 PM
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I heard Start Skydiving in Ohio no longer has their balloon... is this true?

I'm doing a cross country road trip in August and looking for a place to do a balloon jump. The trip is from Seattle to Boston on the I-90, but a DZ a little out of the way is okay. Any recommendations?


Amazon  (D License)

Jun 20, 2013, 4:29 PM
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-Joey- wrote:
I heard Start Skydiving in Ohio no longer has their balloon... is this true?

I'm doing a cross country road trip in August and looking for a place to do a balloon jump. The trip is from Seattle to Boston on the I-90, but a DZ a little out of the way is okay. Any recommendations?

Eloy....http://www.highbutdryballoons.com/ARIZONA.pdf

Burner has a great balloon.. and there is nothing like having a LOT of open county to land in...


gowlerk  (C 3196)

Jun 20, 2013, 5:57 PM
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Not only is Arizona not in the northern USA, but I don't think Burner is anywhere near home in August!


Amazon  (D License)

Jun 20, 2013, 10:01 PM
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Perhaps a call to the number might glean a current summer location... Wink

https://www.facebook.com/gary.b.born?fref=ts


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Premier Remster  (C License)

Jun 21, 2013, 8:21 AM
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Still not in the NE...


-Joey-  (B License)

Jun 21, 2013, 1:44 PM
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Lol yeah I don't think I want to be in Arizona during August...


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Jun 28, 2013, 3:23 PM
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Couch! Late August. Fort Dodge.


Snowwhite

Jun 29, 2013, 6:18 PM
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skyjumpenfool wrote:
Couch! Late August. Fort Dodge.

One of my favorite things was the morning I got up to go to the john, heard a balloon inflating and decided to check it out. I was in my jamies, and had left Streaker sleeping in the tent at Couch Freaks. The balloon crew was made up of a bunch of people I knew, so they asked me to come with them. Little did I know it was a 'cross country' and we would be out chasing the balloon all morning long. There I was running down country lanes on an Iowa Sunday morning while farmers were passing us, watching me run around in my jamies, helping to land the balloon, refill it with Skydivers and set the balloon free again!
GOOD TIMES!


Krip  (Student)

Jun 30, 2013, 9:18 AM
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Try 1-800 Slyride

They have balloon ops in every town from seattle to boston.Sly


hangdiver  (D License)

Jun 30, 2013, 11:14 AM
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give this a try...

http://highbutdryballoons.com/

Colorado in the summer...

Burner has dropped more skydivers out of balloons than anyone on the planet.

hangdiver


(This post was edited by hangdiver on Jun 30, 2013, 11:15 AM)



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