Blog Archive > Month: March 2011

Great flight on Sat March 19th
March 21, 2011 by Michael Gianetti
What a great way to start the Spring Season with a great hot air balloon flight!  We launched from Boulder and flew across Longmont and landed to the northeast of Longmont.  A spectacular flight covering about 20 miles (we usually fly about 5 miles on most of our flights) at altitudes of around 9,000 ft […] Continue reading

We have a new pilot!
March 15, 2011 by Michael Gianetti
Lu got his private hot air balloon pilot certificate this past Saturday in Albuquerque.  He did a great job on the oral exam and his flight exam.  We had a nice celebration afterwards. Continue reading

Balloon Flights at the Erie Town Fair are available to the public
March 8, 2011 by Michael Gianetti
This year, the Erie Town Fair, the second largest balloon rally in Colorado out of Erie, CO is offering balloon rides to the general public.  Just visit www.lifecycleballoons.com for more information.  Click on our contact us tab to get info on how contact us and schedule your flight.  Proceeds from the flights go to the […] Continue reading

Frederick In Flight is coming together
by Michael Gianetti
Invites are out for Frederick In Flight out of Frederick, CO.   We have changed the dates for this event.  Last year, the event took place in September and got weathered out.  This year, the town of Frederick wanted to do something to kick off summer, and what better way to do that than bring out […] Continue reading

The Cheyenne Safetfy Seminar was great!
by Michael Gianetti
We  attended the Cheyenne Hot Air Balloon Club Safety Seminar a couple of weekends ago and really thought it was great.  This is the best hot air balloon safety seminar venue I have attended over the years.  As hot air balloon pilots, we need to attend an annual seminar rewviewing safety procedures.   This can be […] Continue reading

Going to Albuquerque for a student check flight!
by Michael Gianetti
We have a student pilot ready to do his check flight with a pilot examiner.  We are going to Albuquerque this weekend for his oral and flight exams.  I am very optimistic he will do well.  He has flown very well in our training flights and knows his FAR’s (Federal Aviation Regulations), map reading, air […] Continue reading