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Balloon Jump

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Published on Jun 7, 2009

A sunset balloon jump in Slate Hill, NY, with a few Ranch hands.

Skip to 4:28 for the jumps.

At 3:30, our recovery truck gets pulled over by the police.

Props to Dave, our pilot, for the good spot!
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Jump stats --
Exit Altitude: 3440 ft
Deployment: 2486 ft
Freefall time: 11 s
Max (vertical) speed in freefall: 80 mph
Max (ground) speed under canopy: 42 mph
Average balloon (ground) speed at altitude: 10-20 mph

The GPS trail is here (Note: Everytrail only does ground speed, not fallrate): http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.p...

If you want to play around with the 3D jump track in Google Earth, here's the link: http://www.rahulsengupta.com/files/ba...

Balloon ride by Enchanted Balloons (http://www.balloon-rides-ny.com/)
Music: Children (Dream Version) by Robert Miles

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