Volunteer Crew Member,

Greetings from the Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival Crew Headquarters! Please mark your calendars for our Hot Air Balloon Festival scheduled for August 2-4, 2019. LOCATION- Triple Creek Vineyards on Three Bridges Branch Road at Cordova Road, Cordova MD 21625. Talbot County is the Balloon Capital of Maryland!!

Great family participation in setting up a balloon!

Over 20 hot air balloons will participate and volunteer crew members are needed. See the festival home page for schedule of all events.

We are thankful for those of you who wish to be chase crew members for the pilots coming in from out of town. We need to know the dates and times you and/or your family members can participate.

Our Pilots love working with the all female Crew

And our volunteer crew are thrilled to crew for a Special Shape balloon like "Peanut the Elephant"

Crew time schedule commitment:
>> Balloon setup for our planned PM flights begins at 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and Sunday; and balloon setup for our planned AM flights begins @ 5:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday mornings. You will be required to register at crew check-in on the launch field so we may assign you to your balloon and introduce you to the pilot.

>> A Balloon Glow is planned on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 8:30PM. You will be required to sign up at crew registration if you did not already sign up earlier for the 6:30PM flight. During the Glow, the balloons remain static on the ground and by applying heat from the super heated propane fuel, a beautiful glow of each balloon's fabric makes a memorable sight.

>> Generally for the evening we will have about 15 balloons flying away and the remaining balloons standing on the launch field. For the morning ascension, we plan on most balloons flying away. And just 2 balloons will remain standing to tether and/or answer questions from the spectators.

Crew members always enjoy the experience!

To be a volunteer crew member, please do the following:
2.-Print, sign, bring with you the CREW WAIVER and give to me on the launch field.

Keep current on plans and updates by watching this website. We will also keep you informed by our crew emailing list.

Please contact me, if you have any questions. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you!

Bonnie Ball-Doerfler
Volunteer Crew Coordinator

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