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Flag City BalloonFest

Event

Title:
Flag City BalloonFest
When:
08/11/2017 - 08/13/2017
Where:
Emory Adams Park - Findlay , Ohio
Category:
Competition Event
Contact Name:
Brooks Bosse
Contact Email:
jbbosse@outlook.com

Description

On behalf of the Findlay, Ohio Community, you and your balloon team are cordially invited to participate in the 18th annual Flag City BalloonFest. 

Our 2017 Event staff are as follows:

     Jeff Conley, Event Director, Upper Sandusky, OH

     Drew Egerton, Assistant Director, Statesville, NC

     Al Nels, Safety Officer, Beavercreek, OH

     Michael Emich (flying) Safety Officer, Akron, OH

     Todd Fisher, Weather Officer, Akron, OH

     Lynn Sullivan, Scoring Officer, Canton, OH

The competition has been sanctioned by the BFA as the Great Lakes Regional Championship.  Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be available for the competition this year.  Competition scores from the event will be provided to the BFA for inclusion in the National Eligibility List.  In addition, all non-commercial entries that participate in the balloon glow will receive a $100.00 gift.  Meals will be provided starting Friday evening for your pilot and crew, up to 6 as part of your registration. 

You will be notified of acceptance and hotel assignments by May 15, 2017.

The Flag City BalloonFest is by invitation only and this year we will accommodate 40 competitors.  Pilots must meet the minimum 75 Hours PIC.  Pilots wishing to participate must complete the on- line registration prior to April 15, 2017.  Priority will be given to any current HACD pilots that physically reside in the Great Lakes region during the current year’s competition season.  After April 15, 2017, any remaining openings may be filled with remaining registered pilots.  Registration is complete when payment is received.

 

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Brooks Bosse at 419-348-9420 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Jeff Conley at 419 310 1451 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

 

FLAG CITY BALLOONFEST

Tentative Pilot Schedule

August 11 - 13,  2017

 

Thursday August 10, 2017

6:30  – 7:00 pm             Volunteer Flight Crew Training @ Emory Adams Park

7:00 pm                        Exhibition Flight @ Emory Adams Park

8:00 – 9:00 pm              Refueling @ Emory Adams Park

 

Friday August 11, 2017   Sunrise/Sunset = 6:41 AM / 8:30 PM

6:30 am                        Paid Balloon Ride Passenger Check-In @ Information Tent - Emory Adams Park

6:45 am                        Media Pilot, Crew, and Passenger Briefing @ VIP Tent - Emory Adams Park

7:00  –  8:30 am            Media Flight Mass Launch @ Emory Adams Park

8:30  – 10:30 am           Refueling @ Emory Adams Park

2:00  –  4:00 pm            Pilot Registration @ Country Inn & Suites

5:00  –  7:30 pm            Pilot and Crew Dinner @ VIP Tent - Emory Adams Park

6:00 pm                        Balloon Ride Passenger Check-In @ Information Tent - Emory Adams Park

6:00 pm                        Pilot Briefing @ Pilot Briefing Tent - Emory Adams Park

6:30 pm                        Pilot / Sponsor Introduction @ VIP Tent Area - Flight Line

6:30 pm –  8:30 pm        Fun Flight

6:30 pm –  8:30 pm       Tethered Balloon Rides @ Emory Adams Park  

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm      Refueling @ Emory Adams Park – Refueling will be suspended during Fireworks

8:30 pm                        Balloon Glow Briefing (If required by Event Director)

8:45 pm                        Balloon Glow (Odd Banner Numbers)

10:00 pm                      Fireworks (Rain Date Saturday)

 

Saturday August 12, 2017    Sunrise/Sunset = 6:42 AM / 8:37 PM

6:30 am                        Pilot Briefing @ Conference Room  - Country Inn & Suites

6:30 am                        Paid Balloon Ride Passenger Check-In @ Information Tent - Emory Adams Park

7:00  –  8:30 am            Competitive Flight  

8:30  – 10:30 am           Refueling @ Emory Adams Park  

4:00  –  5:00 pm            Pilot Autograph Session (Optional, $50 refund) @ Flight Line just north of VIP Tent   

5:00  –  7:30 pm            Pilot and Crew Dinner @ VIP Tent - Emory Adams Park

6:00 pm                        Paid Balloon Ride Passenger Check-In @ Information Tent - Emory Adams Park

6:00 pm                        Pilot Briefing @ Pilot Briefing Tent - Emory Adams Park

6:30  –  8:30 pm            Competitive Flight

6:30  –  8:30 pm            Tethered Balloon Rides @ Emory Adams Park

8:00  – 10:30 pm           Refueling @ Emory Adams Park   

8:30 pm                        Balloon Glow Briefing   (If required by Event Director)

8:45 pm                        Balloon Glow (Even Banner Numbers)

10:00 pm                      Rain Date for Fireworks

 

Sunday – August 13, 2017    Sunrise/Sunset = 6:43 AM / 8:35 PM

6:30 am                        Pilot Briefing @ Country Inn & Suites – Conference Room

7:00  –  8:30 am            Competitive Flight

8:30  – 10:30 am           Refueling @ Emory Adams Park   (No Refueling if Flight is Canceled)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm    Awards Banquet @ Hilton Garden Inn   (10:00 am if Flight is Canceled)


Venue

Location:
Emory Adams Park - Website
Street:
Corner of Sixth Street and Blanchard Street
ZIP:
45840
City:
Findlay
State:
Ohio
Country:
United States
Contact Name:
Richard Tidd
Contact Email:
Madhatter@hatter-mad.com

Description

Large park, with a lot of GREAT food venders.