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The Great Balloon Festival: A Season of Hot Air Balloon Meets Across North America

Joe Nigg

Published by Free Flight Press, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Printing. AN INFORMATIVE, ABSORBING LITERARY AND VISUALLY STUNNING PUBLICATION! "From RE/MAX International-the corporation with the largest hot air balloon fleet in the world-comes this pictorial celebration of hot air ballooning. 'The Great Balloon Festival,' containing more than 400 full-color photographs, is the most extensive and elaborate photograph book ever compiled on this magical, multi-colored sport. To capture all the drama and color of hot air balloon festivals in photographs and text, a RE/MAX International book production team traveled across North America throughout the seven-month ballooning season, taking nearly 50,000 photographs and collecting stories and ballooning lore. A special oral history of hot air ballooning by ballooning greats prepares the reader for the photographs to come, and sketches and photos of individual meets take the reader behind the scenes of the Great Balloon Festival." 208 pages. Three sections- Pre-Flight: From Annonay to Albuquerque: A Short Oral History of Hot Air Ballooning; Jean-Paul Frachon; Ed Yost; Don Piccard; Sid Cutter; The Modern Hot Air Balloon. The Great Balloon Festival- Balloonists; Pilot Briefing; Spectators; Laying Out; Inflation; Launch; Fantasy Shapes; Corporate Balloons; Festival Activities; Free Flight; Competition; Landing; Balloon Glow. Post Flight: The Individual Meets in the Great Balloon Festival: The Senators' Classic; Sacramento Hot Air Balloon Festival; Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race; Walla Walla Balloon Stampede; Conner Prairie May Balloon Classic; Quechee Balloon Festival; Kodak Great American Balloonfest; Grand Teton Hot Air Balloon Race; Battle Creek International Balloon Championship; Snowmass Balloon Festival; Calgary Stampede Hot Air Balloon Race; Canadian Fantasy Festival; On the Air; The U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship; Atlanta Balloon Festival; Festival de Montgolfieres du Haut-Richelieu; Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Minor bump to top of DJ spine and mild shelf-rubbing to DJ, elsewise a fine, bright, clean, tight, hot air balloon afficionado/collector-worthy must! *NOTE: Due to oversize/weight of book significant additional shipping will be required for out-of-U.S. shipment! Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005324

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Title: The Great Balloon Festival: A Season of Hot ...

Publisher: Free Flight Press, Inc., Englewood, Colorado

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Ed Dosien

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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