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Jan 27, 2009 - Our Unscheduled Trip to Saanen

At the Pilots meeting this morning, we were told that the cloud cover and incoming weather in Chateau d'Oex was not conducive to balloon flying until 2:00 pm. BUT!!!! We could drive about 5 miles up valley towards Gstaad to an airport where all the "pretty people" land their jets (kind of like Aspen Airport!!) to go skiing in Gstaad and Chateau d'Oex). We could launch from the tarmac of the airport if we could do it quickly while they stopped the jets from landing. It was a unique experience since we were launching on ice with a light snow...

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