Miss B'Haven, Photo Album...
   
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I am usually too focused on piloting and rarely have time to take photos. Thanks to all my friends for sharing these great memories. Please send me additional photos, and I will post them.

2001-2002. Miss Boyante. The Adventure Begins.
Miss Boyante, my first balloon....1989 Cameron Viva 77, N9520T, purchased in Austin, Texas. It had 120 hours, and had been stored in a trailer for the past five years. I paid $3,500 and figured the bottom end was worth that alone. Got it to the repair station in Albuquerque, where somehow it passed ...
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2002-2003. Getting Proficient
Living in El Paso, and having a great time learning to fly Miss Boyante.

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2004 - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
I completed my move from El Paso to Albuquerque in 2004, and purchased Miss B'Haven. Time to introduce Miss B'Haven to Fiesta, October

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2004 - Miss B'Haven!!!
Inaugural Flight! In July 2004, I was fortunate to purchase a practically new (20 hours) 2002 Cameron Concept 80. I had seen it the previous Fiesta, and really admired the system. I was very surprised and excited to see it advertized for sale, and bought it as soon as I could.
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2004 - Miss Boyante
Rolling
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2004 - Miss Boyante's Farewell Flight, December 18
After a memorable Fiesta and Red Rocks rally with the new balloon, it was back to Albuquerque to say goodbye to Miss Boyante. I had a buyer, and it was time for the farewell flight.
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2004 - Red Rock Balloon Rally
Red Rock Balloon Rally, Gallup NM, with Miss B'Haven. Time to introduce the Red Rocks to the red balloon, Miss B'Haven
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2005 - Red Rock Balloon Rally
Some pictures from a particularly spectacular flying weekend in the Red Rocks

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2006 - Part 1 - The Great Year of Flying
Off to a great start of the year, with many memorable flights with great friends.

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2006 - Part 2 - Zuni Pueblo
Fun at Zuni Pueblo.

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2006 - Part 3 - Acoma Pueblo, Fiesta, and Beyond
Wrapping up the year with even more spectacular flying
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2007 - Changes
Patty and I married
on 7/7/07, we got pregnant, and my ballooning hobby is about to change.

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2008 - Part 1 - Pagosa Springs & Fiesta
Slow flying the first half of the year, as we assimilated Elizamarie into the family routine. Now it was Fall, and time to fly again.

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2008 - Part 2 - Fiesta
Here are some shots, courtesy of Brandon Ray
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2009 - Part 1 -
2009 was another crazy year, with Veronica joining the family in November. Even with limited time, we managed some great flying.
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2009 - Part 2
2009
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2010 - Part 1 - Durango and Gallup
Starting a memorable year of flying in Durango, and then to Gallup for the Route 66 Rally in May.
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2010 - Part 2 - Pagosa Springs, September
A great weekend of flying with friends and family in Pagosa Springs, Colorado in September.
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2010 - Part 3 - Fiesta
Albuquerque Balloon Festival had some great weather, great flying, and lots of fun.
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2010 - Part 4 - Fiesta Continued
Tequila Thursday photos!
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2010 - Part 5 - Red Rock Balloon Rally
And just the thing to top off another terrific year of flying....a trip to Gallup for the Red Rocks Balloon Rally.
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Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2013, Sunday
Sunday's events was a mass assention from the field and making several landings to trade out passengers.
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Albuquerque Balloon Festival, 2013: Friday
Today was the ring toss where the pilot has to maneuver his balloon towards a ten foot pool starting at least one mile from the pole. As Steve gets near, he has to toss a ring onto a pole in order to win a truck.

Here are a few pictures from the chase team as well as the crew of Miss B'Haven...
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Gallup Balloon Festival - 2014
Gallup Balloon Festival - 2014
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Gallup Balloon Festival - 2014
Gallup Balloon Festival
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Visiting Safford, AZ for Susan's Birthday Surprise
I visited Safford for the first time to surprise Susan, who helps me chase balloons, celebrate her birthday as well as celebrating her completion of fighting breast cancer. Safford was an amazing place to fly and hope to fly there again soon.

Susan had no idea that I was coming with Veronica...
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