Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 16th, 2018, 4:27 pm

dasandman wrote:Hot air balloons can run into problems. My parents house in Rutland was hit by a hot air balloon (before Castanets time). It bumped their house roof then landed on the road in front. It ended up breaking a bunch of the roof trusses. They had power poles and lines in that neighbour too, but just missed them by luck. My parents insurance sued the balloon company for the damages. It was quite the scene. They hit the house, landed on the road in front, then raced to pack up and get out as fast as they could. So I would be nervous to have them floating low above my neighbourhood too.


Were the damages covered by the balloon company insurance? There is more to this story......C'net has been a long time.
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby Jflem1983 » Jul 16th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Used to live along Benvoulin. Had these people land in the yard once or twice. Always hoped they would offer us a ride. Nope.
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby LTD » Jul 16th, 2018, 5:02 pm

funny how its always the same balloon and pilot having trouble lots of other balloons around that dont have problems
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 16th, 2018, 5:03 pm

LTD wrote:funny how its always the same balloon and pilot having trouble lots of other balloons around that dont have problems


That is interesting.
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby LTD » Jul 16th, 2018, 5:18 pm

pretty sure the same guy crash landed in the lake a couple years ago while ballooning in a wind storm lol sounds pretty professional to me

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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby voice of reason » Jul 16th, 2018, 5:34 pm

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voice of reason wrote:the guy is so full of *bleep*. they crash landed in our hay field one time and were total :cuss: about it. they drove in and mashed down the hay to get their balloon back . trespassing the whole way and causing damage.


What was your total loss in $$$$. Did you file a claim? Did you ask the balloon company for lost income? Can you prove anything that you have just stated? Any photos?

No trespassing signs are really hard to see from 2000 feet above.

the guy ran over 100 yards of hay. you put a price on that? who knows. it is common sense that someones farm land is not public property

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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby rookie314 » Jul 16th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Whyme2 wrote:Personally I think it’s just a matter of time that something is going to go terribly wrong with this guy and his balloon and hope some innocent person doesn’t get killed or injured.


Just to be safe, put your tinfoil hat on , go down to your basement, turn off the lights and don’t move. You’ll be safe then.
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 16th, 2018, 6:38 pm

alanjh595 wrote:
voice of reason wrote:the guy is so full of *bleep*. they crash landed in our hay field one time and were total :cuss: about it. they drove in and mashed down the hay to get their balloon back . trespassing the whole way and causing damage.


What was your total loss in $$$$. Did you file a claim? Did you ask the balloon company for lost income? Can you prove anything that you have just stated? Any photos?

No trespassing signs are really hard to see from 2000 feet above.

voice of reason wrote:the guy ran over 100 yards of hay. you put a price on that? who knows. it is common sense that someones farm land is not public property


I am not in the hay business. Since you are, put a price on it. What are we talking about here........10 bales of hay?
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby Whyme2 » Jul 16th, 2018, 6:42 pm

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I hope your wearing your hockey helmet when the balloon lands on you! Stay safe my friend :biggrin:
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby WalterWhite » Jul 16th, 2018, 6:44 pm

LTD wrote:funny how its always the same balloon and pilot having trouble lots of other balloons around that dont have problems


That's the issue - he's not having problems - at least not anymore than others - yet any landing that's not in an open field is deemed an "emergency" or "close call" or "in distress" by Castanet. Look at the numerous links to previous stories that turned out to mostly be nothing out of the ordinary yet Castanet and bystanders that think they know what they're talking about make it out as one other poster dubbed it fittingly as though they were watching the Hindenburg landing. Pure sensationalism.
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby GordonH » Jul 16th, 2018, 7:09 pm

First off I have no problems with hot air balloons.
There are large areas within the city of Kelowna boundaries free of hazards to land & away from houses, power lines & trees etc... etc.

Free publicity is just that.... free
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby dasandman » Jul 16th, 2018, 8:17 pm

alanjh595 wrote:
dasandman wrote:Hot air balloons can run into problems. My parents house in Rutland was hit by a hot air balloon (before Castanets time). It bumped their house roof then landed on the road in front. It ended up breaking a bunch of the roof trusses. They had power poles and lines in that neighbour too, but just missed them by luck. My parents insurance sued the balloon company for the damages. It was quite the scene. They hit the house, landed on the road in front, then raced to pack up and get out as fast as they could. So I would be nervous to have them floating low above my neighbourhood too.


Were the damages covered by the balloon company insurance? There is more to this story......C'net has been a long time.


Parents just went to their insurance company. Insurance came looked and told them to get it fixed and give them the bill and they were going after the balloon company. So I don't know who they fought to pay the claim but my parents didn't have nothing to do with that. My parents had contacted the airport aviation services right away but then just went to the insurance and they said they will take care of it. This was way before castanet, something like 1980, maybe even around 1978. I still lived at home at the time. I can remember sitting with company from out of town, eating breakfast and we heard this loud bang on the roof.
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Re: Again The Hate for Hot Air Ballooning

Postby Ken7 » Jul 17th, 2018, 4:30 am

alanjh595 wrote:Were the damages covered by the balloon company insurance? There is more to this story......C'net has been a long time.


Back to your hay loss, was it a square or a round bale you lost due to damages? Just curious.
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