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Winds of Freedom gives away Balloon ride to Wounded Veteran
Winds of Freedom HAB partnered with Operation Never Forgotten, a 100% non profit organization that holds recreational events for wounds warriors in Big Sky, Montana. This year Winds of Freedom HAB, with the help from Altitude Endeavors, The Griffin Pub and Grill, Comfort INN, Fire Keeper Casino, American Legion, Air Zoo, and The Veitnam Veterans, were able to donate a Balloon Ride for a warrior prize that included, the hot air balloon ride in Battle Creek, MI, free meals and Hotel during their stay. Daniel Izasa of Los Angelas, California was the winner. Congratulation Daniel, we look forward to your adventure with us in the near future.
Winds of Freedom purchases competition balloon called "Even HIGHER"
On August 1, 2012, Winds of Freedom purchased a competition balloon and named it "Even HIGHER" The balloon envelope is a Linstrand 69A. It holds 69,000 cubic feet of air and stands 60 feet tall. Even Higher is already paying off, at the first event, she was piloted to her first win with only two flights. she is alot different than Mid-Life HIGH, and flys different too.
Mid Life HIGH retires
After three years, Deven retired his first Balloon Mid-Life HIGH. This envelope was 18 years old and had over three hundred hours on it. The envelope provide many hours for Deven's training to become a Private Pilot. Fans will now have to look for the remote controlled Balloons or RC's, that will be made out of the material. Mrs Cook is going to keep the parachute top for use in her elementary classrooms.