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Home of the Mid-Mississippi Balloon Club!

 

Our next scheduled meeting will be the September meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Primo's in Madison at 6:30pm.  We will be discussing several topics including the possible change of the meeting day to weekends if enough of the club supports it.  Weather permitting, we will try to set up a balloon in the field behind at dusk.

There will also be balloons coming into town on Labor Day weekend to fly as a group, weather permitting.  I do not have any other details, so please check with Frank Anger, Mike Hanson, Ken Johnston, or Fred Poole to see if they have specifics on this.  I also suggest the details be posted on the MS Balloon Champs facebook page by someone who does know the details.  I know some of the pilots are looking for crew.

If you are interested in joining our club or want to just come visit at one of our meetings, please send a message to the club email so we can add you to our email listing for notices.  We look forward to seeing you all soon at one of our meetings or get-togethers.

Tired of using a snap shackle to release your balloon from a tie-off?  Worried that metal parts can snap back and injure crew?  Take a look at the tutorial on how to tie off using what I call the

Modified Trucker Hitch with Daisy Chain tie-off knot.

 

Ken Johnston gives rides at Freedom Fest in Madison, MS.

Mel Wilson takes off in Ionic Blast.

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Note: Our original website was www.msballoonchamps.com, but that site was picked up in a transition period by another business who operates it as a search engine.  Not wanting to buy our website back, we elected to move to a different domain.

Freedom Fest in Madison, MS brings out kids in costumes.

Flying over the Mississippi River in Natchez, MS.