[balloon-makers] America's Challenge update

Roland Escher rescher at rescher.com
Tue Oct 9 07:45:07 CDT 2001


Since nobody else seems to have posted the latest America's
Challenge information, I thought I would do it. This information comes
from the official Fiesta website at
http://www.balloonfiesta.com/media/2001achallenge08.htm :

"Albuquerque, NM - One team remains
aloft in the 6th America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race. The team of
Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke are last reported over Terre Haute,
Indiana. The teams of Richard Abruzzo and New Mexico Governor Gary
Johnson, Wilhelm Eimers and Greg Winker, and Mark Sullivan and Sid
Cutter landed last night. The three balloon teams had planned to fly
through the night.

As of 5 a.m. on Tuesday, teams are in the following locations:

1. USA - David Levin, Alan Levin: LANDED near Bushton, KS-distance
traveled was an estimated 450 miles

2. Great Britain/Canada - Tom Donnelly, Stan Wereschuk: LANDED west
northwest of Amarillo, TX-distance traveled was an estimated 200
miles

3. Germany - Alfred Derks, Hedwig Nieland: LANDED 35 miles NW of
Amarillo, TX-distance traveled was an estimated 210 miles

4. USA - Richard Abruzzo, Governor Gary Johnson: LANDED, NW of
Milwaukee, WI - distance traveled was an estimated 960 miles

5. Germany/USA - Wilhelm Eimers, Greg Winker: LANDED, Madison, WI --
distance traveled was an estimated 940 miles

6. USA/Canada - Shane Robinson, Ronald Martin: LANDED southeast of
Gaylord, MN - distance traveled was an estimated 810 miles

7. USA - Paul Clinton, Mark DeVaney: LANDED 15 miles west northwest of
Larned, KS-distance traveled was an estimated 400 miles

8. USA - Troy Bradley, Russ Buesing: LANDED 15 miles south of Kingman,
KS-distance traveled was an estimated 430 miles

9. USA - Mark Sullivan, Sidney Cutter: LANDED SE of Madison, WI -
distance traveled was an estimated 920 miles

10. USA - Peter Cuneo, Barbara Fricke: over
Terre Haute, IN

11. USA/Austria - Harris Goodwin, Johann Fuerstner: LANDED five miles
east of Liberal, KS-distance traveled was an estimated 300 miles

12. USA - James Herschend, Rick Highlett: Did not launch

13. USA - Sam Parks, Johnny Petrehn: LANDED near Slayter, MO -
distance traveled was an estimated 690 miles

14. USA - Thomas Boylan, Frank Wechter: LANDED in Blue Earth, MN -
distance traveled was an estimated 770 miles

15. USA - Bruce Hale, Bob McGimsey: LANDED in Blue Earth, MN -
distance traveled was an estimated 770 miles

16. USA - Raymond Brown, David Harwell: LANDED 30 miles east of Dodge
City, KS-distance traveled was an estimated 370 miles

17. USA - Michael Wallace, Kevin Brielmann: LANDED northwest of
Wilmar, MN - distance traveled was an estimated 820 miles

18. Great Britain/USA - Julian Nott, Phil McNutt: LANDED near Clinton,
MO - distance traveled was an estimated 640 miles

19. USA - Bert Padelt, Louis Vitanza: LANDED near Cross Timbers MO -
distance traveled was an estimated 670 miles"

Good luck with the landing for
Cuneo/Fricke, and good luck for the recovery for everyone
else.

I am looking forward to hearing first hand
from the participants!

Gentle winds,
Roland

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Roland Escher
www.rescher.com





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