We lost several balloons to spontaneous bursting, which was unusual and probably due to the heat.
Crew attached the balloons into the cluster and I got into my harness. Bill Bussey dropped by to wish me luck.
The next afternoon, insect-bitten but otherwise intact, I was back on the field, ready to fly again. It was still VERY HOT, but there was a bit less wind, which made the inflation a bit easier. I got into my harness and got ready to go. And I was off...
I flew out over the festival grounds.
Bill Adler launched in his one-person hot air balloon and was flying along with me.
I flew out over the area beyond the airport.
Luckly, the winds were also a bit slower than the day before, and the direction was a bit better. Also, I was heavily motivated not to end up in the swamp again, even at the expense of a shorter flight. I flew over some industrial sites and some residential areas between them. Larry and Brian were able to stay relatively close on the roads below. Finally, I set down neatly in someone's back yard.