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Hot Air Balloon Winter Clinic
Performance Limits of Equipment, Equipment Failure Accidents, and Weather Related Accidents
Date and Time:
Saturday, December 10, 2022, starting at 09:00 Central Standard Time Download Calendar File
Dustin Howell, Joesph Kenerson
Brief Description:

2022 Hot Air Balloon Winter Clinic

9am- We will be discussing performance limits of certain hot air balloon equipment, particularly carabiner failure because of improper use. We'll cover how to properly place carabiners for maximum strength.

10am-We'll look at some equipment failure accident and incidents that have occurred in the past and see what could have prevented such.

11am-We'll do a deeper dive into looking at outflow boundaries and weather related incidents and accidents. There has been several outflows hit evening balloon glow activities causing damage and injuries.  We'll be covering how to mitigate these hidden dangers.

12pm-Hands on workshop using carabiners and knot tying to secure your balloon for glows and tethers.

Please abide by all local state and CDC guidelines prior to attending any seminar.

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Location of Seminar:
BlueBird Hill Airport
2585 Barron Road

Keithville, LA 71047
Directions to Venue:

Enter into the airport and the clubhouse will be the first building on the left.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 21 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Contact Information:
Phone: 903-371-0495
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Please join us for the winter hot air balloon safety clinic. We'll be discussing weather topics, particularly winds and outflows. We are working to have a speaker from NOAA as well. There will be some hands on demonstration of knot tying and safety line use. Breakfast foods will be provided.

Please abide by all local state and CDC guidelines prior to attending any seminar.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 2
Advanced WINGS
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 1
Master WINGS
1 Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 1
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Recreational Flyer Outreach
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