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Hot Air Balloon Ride With Skydiver

Rise up with the sun, gently wafting thousands of feet above the waking earth. The burners roar at liftoff, but soon you're overcome by the silence and tranquility of drifting with the wind. The San Bernardino Mountains rise out of the mist (hopefully) to the north, and the Moreno Valley stretches below. But set your shutter speed to 1/300 because some crazy fool is about to jump out.

This is an outing I've arranged with my small photo club, and I thought I would throw the idea out there just to fill up the balloon, which we've got almost half full.

Our hot air balloon holds 10 passengers, including the skydiver(s). Liftoff is at the ungodly hour of 6 AM to catch the still of dawn so we'll be departing San Clemente at 4:30 AM. My van holds 7 and you can all sleep on the way there. Cost is $120/person with surcharges for folks over 220 lbs. Make your check out to Dan Horst Pilot Services, our licensed balloon pilot, but mail it to me at:
Peter Shikli
P.O. Box 4393
San Clemente, CA 92674
Be sure to do that within 1 week of your RSVP.

Yes, this will be an adventure!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good news! We'll have a second skydiver jumping out. This one will be wearing a wing suit, the kind you may have seen on videos like <A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsV3bGPMTXo">www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsV3bGPMTXo</A>;

    May 18, 2013

  • Rahul K.

    Peter, I am really interested. Can i have your email address for further queries?

    April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sending me email is easy. Just click my mug shot to get my member listing. Then click the "Send email" link near the top-left.

      April 24, 2013

  • Sheila Newbery Redheaded P.

    I'd love to, but my budget doesn't allow me to pay for it :-(

    April 23, 2013

  • Mariam

    I am super intersted but can I car pool with someone from downtown san diego I can pay the gas money

    April 23, 2013

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