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PhotoWalk/Hot Air Balloon

Due to Bad weather on June 21st, this Meetup has been rescheduled to July 26th.


The Original announcement for this event was for June 14th, It's been moved to June 21st Summer Solstice.

 If you missed the chance to go in November, here’s your chance again.
We will be flying with Bonaire Charters - http://www.bonaire-charters.com/ . Scott Cohrs, the owner and chief pilot of Bonaire Charters will pilot our hot air balloon adventures. Scott has been flying commercially in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas for over 23 years. Hot air balloon photography can produce terrific results, and ballooning has numerous advantages for the photographer, compared to more conventional methods of flight. There are no windows on a balloon, giving you the opportunity to take photographs in all 360 degrees. A balloon is also great platform for panoramic photography over the majestic and tranquil Virginia countryside. Space in the basket is tight, we will need to limit camera gear to backpacks of 10-20 pounds. Mono-pods only, there will be little room to set up Tripods. Here is link to photos taken in November http://www.meetup.com/TheCPI/photos/18312592/

We will meet up at the front porch of the Boars Head Inn at 6am. Cost is $225.00 per person payable by cash or check to Bonaire Charters after we land. At this time I will not occupy one of the four slots, unless we are short 1 person on the day of the flight. I plan to shoot launch and follow the chase vehicle.

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  • Natalie Brinton K.

    Wonderful morning high above C'ville. Scott was a terrific guide and pilot, and i enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend Bonaire Charters! Thanks CPI for arranging this.

    July 26, 2014

  • Sharen M.

    awesome!

    July 26, 2014

  • Rick S.

    Sharen/Natalie..... Looks like weather is going to be good tomorrow (Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.) Scott is due to confirm with me tonight..but I think we are a go. Looks like you two will be the only "flyers"... I will be shooting launch and riding with chase vehicle
    -rick

    1 · July 25, 2014

    • Sharen M.

      looking forward to this!

      July 25, 2014

  • Rick S.

    Given the e-mail responses from Sharen and Natalie, changing the date of this Meetup to July 26th. Mylan given our earlier e-mail discussion, I am changing your RSVP to no for the July 26th meetup. If things change please feel free to RSVP. I group of 3-4 is ideal, so there are 2 spots open!!

    June 20, 2014

  • Rick S.

    From: Scott Cohrs
    Subject: Re: CPI Flight June 21st
    Date: June 20, 2014 at 7:56:26 PM EDT

    To: Rick Stillings <[masked]>

    Hello Rick, No go for the flight tomorrow Scott

    June 20, 2014

  • Rick S.

    My Two Correspondences with Pilot this morning:
    From: Scott Cohrs
    Subject: Re: CPI Flight June 21st
    Date: June 20, 2014 at 10:49:18 AM EDT
    To: Rick Stillings <[masked]>

    Hi Rick,

    The weather does not look good for tomorrow ?   Let me know if you have a plan B.
    Scott

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    From: Scott Cohrs
    Subject: Re: CPI Flight June 21st
    Date: June 20, 2014 at 1:43:30 PM EDT
    To: Rick Stillings <[masked]>

    I will check weather this evening and make the call

    Best I can say is stay tuned :-) also sending out e-mail with this info
    -rick

    June 20, 2014

  • Natalie Brinton K.

    I am hoping the uva baseball game doesn't go as late as the last one, or i will be napping in the balloon basket!

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Sharen M.

    is the a plan b if t isbadhe weather

    June 19, 2014

  • John W. H.

    Have a great flight!

    June 12, 2014

  • Rick S.

    OK Folks I spoke with Scott today... We are still ago...6am at Boars Head Inn. I will be shooting the launch and riding in the chase vehicle to shoot the landing as well. Please.... Please if your plans have changed contact me or change your RSVP.
    Thanks
    -rick

    June 11, 2014

  • John W. H.

    Scott is a great pilot. Rode with him over western Albemarle, some great images resulted. Enjoy!

    May 25, 2014

    • Rick S.

      He is one of the Best... I flew with him last year, and have only heard praise about him within the community.

      June 11, 2014

  • Rick S.

    Just checking in... Status still "Go" for everyone??
    -rick

    May 2, 2014

  • Natalie Brinton K.

    Yep.

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Sharen M.

    so glad there's still a spot, looking forward to this!!!

    March 5, 2014

    • Rick S.

      I think you'll love it

      March 6, 2014

  • Natalie Brinton K.

    So pumped for this!! Saving my pennies.

    February 7, 2014

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