December 2009 : Pattaya International Balloon Fiesta - Thailand (second participation)
October 2009 : Albuquerque - Nouveau Mexique - USA (3eme participation)
Return of the Darth Vader Balloon, he is free, out of China!!
First International balloon fiesta organize in China, great place to fly.
With a lot of local technical problems always solve after "5 minutes" and a long delivery time (6 mounths) to get balloon back.
But, for sure, a good human experience !
Strike back in the "Garden State"
November 2008 : Pattaya International Balloon Fiesta - Thailand
First expedition in Asia.
pictures are here.
Octobre 2008: AIBF 2008 - NM - USA
For second time, we are participating at the biggest fiesta in the world..
Septembre 2008 : Gatineau 2008 - Québec / Canada
We fly above the Capital city..
Août 2008 : Festival de st Jean sur Richelieu - Québec / Canada
First step in Canada.
Balloon Festival of Readington 2008 - NJ USA
First time for the Darth Vader Balloon on the East Coast, during the festival of ballooning on the Solberg airport.
Weather was nice and balloon's success was full !
Balloons Over Waikato - Hamilton (New Zealand)
First balloon fiesta for us this year and the place is to the other side of the world, New Zealaer is the far far way from Belgium.
The balloon team meet there the 42 Outpost from 501st.
The weather was perfect.
During nightglow, lightspot are always on our balloon... special effect!
We have receipt the autorisation to make several tethered flights this 12/02/2008
All belgian televisions and newspaper were present for this inflation.
The weather was with us, no wind and blue sky.
The sunday 17/02/2008 we are again on the exhibition for the openning, the 501st was present and come to the balloon for pictures.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2007 (6 october - 14 october)
First exhibition of the Darth Vader balloon in USA
Thanks to crews and to the 501st members present all days during Fiesta.
Video from 501st Fanwars South Belgium about the balloon's presentation: