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As our balloon was going through its deflating process, we saw one of the other balloons land. It landed on the ground, passengers got off then the pilot raised it a bit and the passengers and ground crew member guided it onto its trailer. We were SO proud of our pilot Brian!
We all climbed out of the basket and then the full deflation began. All passengers helped to "squish" the air out. No, it wasn't necessary for passengers to help, however, we all wanted to be part of the whole event. It just wouldn't be as much fun, nor would we have truly appreciated the dynamics of balloon fliying had we not participated!
WHEW! We did it! We got all the air out of the balloon. The next step was to roll it up and get it back into its trailer traveling bag!
What a fabulous flight! We're safely back on the ground and all our "toys" are packed up and ready to go!
If Melbourne wasn't some 30 hours of travel time in each direction, I'd go again tomorrow!
NOTE: This photo was taken by Global Ballooning and was on the CD we purchased. At A$35, the CD was expensive, however, the pictures from the day were in "jpg" and not copy protected. There is also a video that was made late last year.
Looking down, we can see our "chase" vehicles, aka ground crew, anxiously anticipating our arrival.