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The Great Chesapeake Balloon & Wine Festival
Sponsored by Tri Gas & Oil
to benefit Talbot Paramedic Foundation
August 5-6, 2016
Festival Location:Triple Creek Winery, 11138 Three Bridge Branch Road, CORDOVA MARYLAND
Featuring up to 15 Hot Air Balloons
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Record Crowd at Great Chesapeake Balloon Festival 2016
Spectator Photos/Videos: 2016
Curt Brandt Photography Curt has over 1100 photos/videos to share. Take some time and enjoy these wonderful photos.
--Video courtesy of Tony Stapelton
The special shape balloon "Carnival" was a big hit with the spectators!
It is not just another pretty face. Three faces grace this unique special shape balloon. It was born in Brazil and stands 85 feet tall.
Delighted Passenger Comments 2015:
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I really enjoyed my flight. It was a unique experience and I'd definitely do it again!
I'm sure there are those who hesitate to fly for one reason or another. I'd like to reassure them on a few points:
You don't want to go alone: Well, once you step into that basket, you're not alone! There's your pilot and the other passengers. People get very chummy, sharing an experience like this.
Cost: Arguably, it's a pricey way to spend half an hour. But it's never going to get cheaper. If you've always wanted to fly, then find yourself a good pilot (like Ron), plunk down your money and just do it!
Motion sickness: I don't know if the experience is the same for everybody, but I didn't have the physical sensations I expected. My stomach did not lurch as we lifted off. I never felt like we were moving in a particular direction, or that I was traveling backwards (I hate sitting backwards on a train!). And I hardly even felt the landing. There was nothing to detract from the enjoyment of watching the scenery around and below. I felt as if I were standing on a balcony and everything else was shifting around me.
The experience was peaceful and natural, and I only wish it was longer! Thanks again, and I'll see you again!
See results from our 2014 Festival
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Lead photo courtesy of Craig Wagerle
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