It was a perfect morning to fly ... the temperatures were cool and there was little to no wind at 6:00 a.m. when the decision was made that Media Day was a go! Around 12 balloons took flight from the CWC campus this morning including the special shapes Tic-Tock and Speedy who traveled here from Boise Idaho. County 10 took advantage of this special opportunity and enjoyed a ride from 30-year veteran, Michael Gianetti, owner and operator of Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, LTD.
Based in Longmont,
Colorado, Michael has enjoyed flying in Riverton during the annual Balloon
Rally since 2009. In addition to owning Life Cycle Balloon Adventures, he
is certified by the FAA and offers balloon inspection and repair which the
City of Riverton utilizes for their balloons.
Check out 15 majestic photos and video of this morning's ride: [image: 0
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And County 10 took a balloon ride selfie with pilot Michael Gianetti:
Balloonmeister Pat Newlin invites the community to rise and shine early on
Saturday and Sunday morning to enjoy the balloons. If you're interested in
a ride or just want to help out, you're welcome to attend. "Many hands will
make light work in helping get the hot air balloons aloft," Pat said. If
you'd like to volunteer you'd need to be up at CWC Athletic Field no later
than 6:00 AM to get paired with a balloon!
Check out the full list of Riverton Rendezvous events below:
July 1 - 6: 1838 Rendezvous at 1838 Rendezvous Site
July 7-10: Annual Fly-in at Wyoming Modeler's Park
July 8: Rails to Trails Music on the River Walk from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
July 9: Rendezvous Day in the Park at Riverton City Park from 8:00 a.m. to
July 9: Men that Cook at Heritage Hall at 6:00 p.m.
July 13: Chalk the Walk Festival Sidewalk Art Contest at Riverton Library
from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
July 15: Media Day Balloon Launch at CWC Launch Field at 6:00 a.m.
July 15: Balloon Rally Celebrity Talk at Manhattan at 6:15 p.m.
July 15: Rocky Mountain Car and Bike, Friday Night Cruise in Downtown
Riverton. Parade at 6:00 p.m. from K-Mart to Downtown from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30
July 16: Balloon Rally, Tethered Rides at 7:00 a.m. at CWC Launch Field at
July 16-17: Kiwanis Family Pancake Breakfast at CWC Launch Field at 6:00
July 16: Rugrat Carnival at CWC South Lawn from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
July 16: Help for Health Par-Tee Golf in Lander at 8:00 a.m.
July 16: Rocky Mountain Car & Bike Show at CWC South Lawn from 10:00 a.m. -
July 16: Rocky Mountain Rebels Auto Cross Racing at CWC West Parking Lot,
8:00 a.m. - TBD.
July 16: Heritage Center Activities & Tours at Heritage Center Museum from
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
July 16: Balloon Glow at CWC Lunch Field at 8:30 p.m.
July 16: Fireworks at Airport Hill at 10:00 p.m.
July 17: Balloon Rally, Tethered Balloon Rides at 7:00 a.m. at CWC Launch
Field at 6:00 a.m.
July 29-30: The Wrangler Classic at Fremont County Fairgrounds
August 6: Wind River Casino Car Show at Wind River Casino. Registration at
8:00 a.m. Show from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 13: 5th Annual Rotary Derby to Era "duck" ate Polio at Rotary Fire
Pit on Riverwalk at 10:30 a.m.
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