HABs in Luxor take 2.

HABs in Luxor take 2.

Postby Jetnoise on Thu 16 Nov 2017, 8:24 pm

Another selection of balloon shots from Luxor, Egypt - but this time from my second visit, taken in 2010. The first few are of the preparation and launch of the Lindstrand Balloon SU-289 which was my chariot of fire for this occasion followed by some air-to-air shots of others that departed at about the same time. Again, take off was just after dawn with a flight time of some 1hr 10 minutes.

I hope that these are of interest.....

Laying it out....
ImageSU-289_Luxor_20100222_1S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Getting some air in to it...
ImageSU-289_Luxor_20100222_2S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Get the burners going....
ImageSU-289_Luxor_20100222_3S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

ImageSU-289_Luxor_20100222_4S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Erection...
ImageSU-289_Luxor_20100222_5S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Lift off...
Imageinflate by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Wave good-bye from the ground crew....
ImageSU-289_Luxor_20100222_6S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

SU-294 just behind us in lifting off...
ImageSU-294_Luxor_20100222_1S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Gaggle over the Valley of the Kings...
ImageSU-251_Luxor_20100222_1S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Still displaying the colours of Park Furnishers of Bristol, the Cameron A-210 formerly G-BYDI is now SU-273...
ImageSU-273_Luxor_20100222_1S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

SU-253 over the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut...
ImageSU-253_Luxor_20100222_2S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

SU-297 over the nearby desert...
ImageSU-297_Luxor_20100222_1S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

And finally, a shot that clearly illustrates the demarcation between the fertile Nile Valley and the desert with the Ramesseum - the Mortuary Temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the middle distance and the temple of Medinet Habu (the tomb of Ramesses III) in the far distance...
ImageRamuseum_1S by Ralph Lunt Photography, on Flickr

Cheers,
Ralph
www.ralphluntphotography.com
www.jetnoise.co.uk
There's only one way to skin a cat - with a very sharp knife.
User avatar
Jetnoise

Re: HABs in Luxor take 2.

Postby Dr Cake on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 4:42 pm

Fantastic set again - some very clear shots. Must have been a great experience.
User avatar
Dr Cake

Re: HABs in Luxor take 2.

Postby Ewart on Sat 25 Nov 2017, 11:04 am

Really enjoyed these images. Thanks for sharing.
User avatar
Ewart


Return to General Aviation Photos

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests