Flying High with Captain-Crystal Stout

Spirit Vision Films is working to obtain an exemption from the FAA to commercially fly UAV’s here on the North Olympic Peninsula. One of the requirements is to have at least a sport private pilots license. So my brother Eric and myself are working with Captain-Crystal Stout and the Morning Star Balloon Company here in Sequim to obtain that sport license. We are working with her balloon ground crew to help with that goal.

Here is the first day on the job. I created a lot of this video with my Galaxy S-4 because I was not in reach of my Canon DSLR that I shoot most of my videos with. After the flight the Captain had a celebration with the other balloon’s captain, Jeff Spear and crew from Vagabond Balloons. She explained the history of ballooning and gave her clients the balloon blessing. A good time had by all!

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