Air Boston 2007
Boston's AeroBalloon is back for 2007. This time it is at the Fan Pier, at 27 Northern Avenue, behind the Moakley Courthouse. It is flying from August through October, weather conditions permitting. Call (617) 307-1159 for schedule and weather conditions.
8/20/2007: I went up for this first time, around 8am, before going into work, but unfortunately, the winds started picking up after I started ascending, so they could only allow me half-way up, and had to cut the flight short. I was the only one in the balloon, so they gave me the radio as well. I couldn't get a good view over the Courthouse, so the first batch is somewhat restrictive. The guy was nice enough to only charge me half-price for this one...I'll be back. As a "consolation prize" of sorts, I walked around to the front of the Courthouse and got some great shots facing Boston Harbor, which you can see in my Boston gallery.
8/21/2007:At 8:11 I went up again. The wind was much calmer than the day before, and the air clearer. I was able to go up all the way and see above the Courthouse, and stay afloat the whole time. I was alone in the basket again, so I had the radio. The guy was nice enough to again charge me only half-price. The shots in this session are a lot better.