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.