Ready for Takeoff 21 x 15
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With all preparations complete, and all passengers aboard, this balloon is read to take to the skies. Last minute checks are in progress and then slipping the anchor cable it will rise majestically into the early morning sky; bearing its cargo to destinations unknown. Because of the unpredictable nature of wind currents, it is usual to have a ground vehicle follow along to assist with the landing. This is the most difficult and dangerous part of the flight, as there are many unknown hazards for the travellers to contend with. But the spirit of adventure overcomes all fears and doubts.