Our next Meeting is on September 12, 2016
Topic: TBA

Tres Amigos Restaurant
@ Hwys 183 & 290

Social Hour at 6:30 PM
Business & Program at 7:30 PM 


Our phone line is 512-481-2822

To send us photos & movies, contact webmiester @ ctba84@gmail.com

David Smuck checking out his new one-man balloon.

Lockhart's hot air balloon accident:

This was not a local balloon and not associated with the Central Texas Ballooning Association. Our condolences are with their families.

Balloon Demonstration at the Thinkery (Mueller)

June 8 (Wednesday) 9:30 AM
July 21  (Tuesday) 9:00 AM
August __

Lake Travis Flight After 25 successful years, we are ending the Lake Travis Flights. Thanks for your interest. 

Highland Village Balloon Festival   August 19-21

Amarillo Rally   September 9-11, 2016

Plano Balloon Festival  September 23-25, 2016

Rusty and Leah flew with the help of Robert, Alison, Samm and Mike.

Below: Balloons flew into Cross Country Estates where John Craparo took these photos. Josh S landed there. 

Joe demonstrates ballooning to children at The Thinkery.

Lindsay King just bought her first balloon with veteran Susan Garrison. Leah Linney is lending her expertise in the photo below.
The other photos show Lindsay in Albuquerque taking instruction from Elizabeth Wright-Smith. Her first day of instruction was July 4th. 

Bruce Lavorgna tethered his balloon at Brooke Elementary School in East Austin, with the help Joe, David and others. 

The CTBA June meeting at Zilker Park. Too windy for balloons

Joe with help from Carol, Frank, Jean and Lloyd, did a balloon demonstration for the children at the Thinkery at Mueller on Wednesday. 

Earth Day at Mueller 
Joe tethered his balloon with the help of Greg, Janice, Bruce, Tony, Robert, Mike and Lloyd.

Robert Doyle grass skiing. 

Robert Doyle grass skiing. 

David Smuck at Canyon Creek Elementary School

We have a lot of magazines, books and videos in the CTBA library...just ask Frank.

Joe's launch at Old Settler's Association in Round Rock.

Rusty Kaim landed just south of where she launched at Dell Diamond.

Ed Gordon & Matt Haney launching from Old Settlers Association.

2016 meeting topics

January 11   Weather with Joe R
February 8   Safety seminar recap
March 14   The Ice Balloon by Jean A
April 11   Pub Quiz on ballooning
May 9   Photo class with Jo H & David P
June 13   Zilker Park balloon demonstration
July 11   TBA
August 8   Lake flight recap
September 12  Ropes with Mike C & Nick S
October 17   AIBF recap
November 14  Balloon art scavenger hunt & upcoming elections
December __ Holiday Party

Following hot air balloons in a chase-boat on Lake Travis at the 25th Annual Lake Travis Flight. My friend Jeff Carrol took me for a ride in his boat to aid any of the balloonists in case the pilots needed help while flying over the water. I'm usually one of the balloon pilots flying.

Member Balloons

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