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Remote Controlled Airplanes – CC Balloon Festival

The Remote Controlled Airplanes exhibition was a new addition this year balloon festival, and proved to be a big draw for everyone there.

The rc planes were paraded through the excited crowd.

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Moving a jet rc airplane runway through the crowd.

Only to be followed by this bi-winged beauty!

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Moving a bi-wing rc airplane runway through the crowd.

Here are some pilot/owners of these beautiful creations –

Bi-Wing Airplane – Pitts Python

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Proud pilot/owner with his bi-wing airplane.
Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
A bi-wing airplane with some balloons.

Jets Airplane – Royal Air Force (Red Arrows)

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
A pre-flight check with pilot /owner.

The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Scampton. The team was formed in late 1964 as an all-RAF team, replacing a number of unofficial teams that had been sponsored by RAF commands.

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
More pre-flight checks.

The amount of detail that goes into these machines is incredible!

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Cockpit detail of one of the jet airplanes.

In flight images

Watching these planes zoom past you, is incredible!

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Nothing but clear skies…

It was generally agreed by those photographers in the in-field, that this craft was the hardest to photograph…

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Coming in for a landing…

One wonder… The announcer was saying that this jet was buzzing by the field at 170 mph!!

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
A crowd of interested viewers.

And it still looks fast when grounded!

Candy Drop

Also new, was the candy drop!

Images of remote controlled airplanes taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Candy drop time!!

One of the traditional single winged airplanes, flew up twice, and dropped candy over the field, with children and parents eagerly rushing to gather as much as they candy as they could.

Personally, I hope they continue the rc airplane event/exhibit!

If you happen to know more info on these planes, I would like to update any info that is incorrect!

Questions and Information can be addressed to the Contacts page.

- Andrew
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The Balloons of CC Festival

I regret that I only got to spend Saturday afternoon at the Festival, but I did get to see the various balloons in action!

Inflation, the good kind!

A common terminology mistake, you do not NOT “Blow Up” balloons… That is not a good thing, because there is nothing left, and someone might get hurt…

Balloons must be Inflated!

Images taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
A river of balloons.

After being rolled out, fans are used to start the ‘cold’ inflation –

Images taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Another interior view of a balloon.
Images taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
A look on the inside…

Once the pilot feels the time is right, the ‘hot’ inflation begins –

Images taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
A pilot watching the flames inflate the balloon.

And the splendor of the rising balloons as they take shape in the air!

and finally the balloons with its passengers floats off into the wind currents…

Images taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
No One Was Hurt!! – It’s just the angle!

and the sunset…

Images taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Balloons at sunset…

off they go…

Images taken during the 10th Anniversary Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Airport in Toughkenamon PA.
Good Night Balloons!

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- Andrew
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Holt 45 & Echo – BWW – Fire & Wine Festival

One thing that this required at a Fire and Wine Festival, is music!

And Black Walnut Winery provides that, once again, with three bands this year: Echo, Grace and Holt 45!

Echo and Holt 45 were at last years festival, and one again rocked the crowd this year!

Echo Band – Kellina Holt, Rick Snow, Rob Holt, Craig Rothe

Bolt 45 – Chris Holt, Rob Holt, John Holt, Craig Rothe

Now for a few close-ups of these folks in action!

Chris Holt (Holt 45 – Guitar/Vocals)

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Neal & Carolyn Pomerantz – BWW – Fire & Wine Festival

Some images taken of Neal & Carolyn Pomerantz of Grace, while singing at the Black Walnut – Fire & Wine Festival in Sadsburyville, Chester County PA.

During the course of their musical set, I saw several folks dancing!

- Andrew
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Black Walnut Winery – Fire & Wine Festival

What a beautiful day for the 3rd Annual Black Walnut Winery – Fire & Wine Festival!

I got there around 6:30, and the music was already playing, and a small crowd had already started to settle in for the night’s events.

When I was talking to one of the Sadsburyville Fire Company members, he told me that there had been 3 deliveries of wood pallets, totally approximately 950!

Before the Lighting of the bonfire - Images taken during the 3rd Annual Fire and Wine Festival at Black Walnut Winery.
Before the Lighting of the bonfire

This is going to be FUN!!

And it was, as hopefully you will see in some of the following images taken during the night!

I also had a chance to chat with some folks that had been to LAST years event, and for those that are interest, they can be found over here!

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- Andrew
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Sadsburyville FC – BWW – Fire & Wine Festival

Many “Thanks” to the firefighters of the Sadsburyville Fire Company #31 during this years Fire and Wine Festival at the Black Walnut Winery.

Before the Lighting of the bonfire - Images taken during the 3rd Annual Fire and Wine Festival at Black Walnut Winery.
Before the Lighting of the bonfire

According to one of the firefighters I chatted with, there were about 950 pallets available for this bonfire!

Here are just of few of the images of this spectacle! – Enjoy!

At one point, they were using a thermometer calibrated up to 1200º F (650º C), and all it could say was “Hot”!

A held thermometer showing 1098° F during the 3rd Annual Fire and Wine Festival at Black Walnut Winery.
A held thermometer showing 1098° F during the 3rd Annual Fire and Wine Festival at Black Walnut Winery.

Needless to say, there was a lot of warmth this night!

If you are interested, you can also see these folks at LAST years event!!

- Andrew
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A look back – Hibernia Park

It should be not secret at this point, to anyone living on the East Coast of the United States, that if it is not raining, just wait.

I will…

At the moment, Hurricane Joaquin is headed toward the East Coast…

Which means flooding… Somewhere…

It just so happens, that 5 years ago today, Tropical Storm Nicole, had just passed over the Chester County area, drenching the area, over night, with several inches of rain.

Silly me, I grabbed, my camera, and went out…

Out to Hibernia Park in Coatesville walking along the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek.

As you can see, there was a great deal of water, especially when you compare these two images, taken 7 months apart, during a Photography Meetup.

Hibernia Park Oct 10 vs Apr 11 - Two images taken 7 months apart in Hibernia County Park, Coatesville, Chester County PA.
Hibernia Park Oct 10 vs Apr 11 – Two images taken 7 months apart in Hibernia County Park, Coatesville, Chester County PA.

Do you remember Tropical Storm Nicole?

Are you ready for any type of storm?

What tips do you have to get through the next couple of days here in Chester County?

- Andrew
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