It’s Thanksgiving! It’s tradition! It’s the Manchester Road Race!
After covering this road race many times as a still photographer, I had the unique oppertunity to cover it from the air. That’s HOT air! From a hot air balloon.
Shooting video and transmitting it live from a moving hot balloon is not easy, but Pilot Jim Regan from Ct Ballooning, LLC made it easy. A veteran balloonist for several decades Jim helped hook up the electronics to make it possible for viewers of FOXCT to watch the race live from Jim’s balloon. Tethering the balloon made it a lot more stable for the shots we were looking for and Jim gave us the money shot when we needed it! A great pilot! THANKS JIM!
If your ever thinking about a hot air balloon experience contact CT Ballooning, LLC for the ultimate thrill of a lifetime! Jim is a great guy and has a great ground crew team who will make it one of the most memorable experiences that you will ever have!
Here are some images from todays race and the aerial platform I was shooting from.
Pilot Jim Regan and myself all hooked up with electronics ready to transmit live HD video images on FOXCT!
The shot of the race from about 80 feet over the race!
Getting the balloon ready.
Jim doing a couple of test flights.