Queen Bee: Completion

I just got back from attending both Festivent in Quebec city and L’international de Montgolfieres in Saint-Jean-sur Richelieu. Both the Queen Bee and the Bunch of Bees balloons were in attendance. Here are some pictures of the completed Queen Bee Hot Air Balloon on one of its first flights: More

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The Chase is On!

Here is a wonderful write up of one of Dave and Leslie’s flights at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta written from the perspective of a spectator mother/daughter duo that get roped in to crewing for Wicked. Written by Kathy Galgano, it’s well worth the read: Here it is: The Chase is On!

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Travellers 411: Interview with Leslie Manion

I did Some internet digging today, and I found this little gem: http://www.travelers411.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13716 It’s an audio podcast featuring Leslie Manion. “Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams and the “Travelers411″ Radio Show welcome Leslie Manion, Hot Air Balloon Crew Manager at the National Capital Balloon Club in Ontario, Canada to the October 8,

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Bunch of Bees: Good to go!

Here’s an update from Bill on the Bunch of Bees Special Shape Balloon: “Yesterday Transport Canada was here doing the final inspection for BoB. We are now good to go as we have a Certificate of Airworthiness for the balloon. Let’s hope we have some good weather on the weekend so we

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Queen Bee: Introduction

Bill Whelan has been building two Special Shape Balloons here in the Ottawa, Canada area. If you’ve been following this blog, the first of the two, named “Bunch of Bees” or BoB has recently been completed. BoB is a tribute to Bees, being a representation of a hive with 6

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