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Name:insidious_plots
Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Friday, October 1
  AIBF, day one, second event

the "Fiesta Challenge Competition Flight"...

a bit underwhelming, i must say...

it was cool, at first; a whole bunch of 'em taking off at once, but, there weren't THAT many (c'mon, people, you said seven hundred!), it took up a very small section of vision, and they only went a very short distance and then landed (except for one blue one that darted up, leaving the others wayyy behind, headed north, and last i saw him, vanished over rio rancho), so, the main entertainment was over pretty quick...
at least from where i was standing... for this sort of event, my location is not close enough, it seems, because it is starting to look like this thing does not do well at long distances... or maybe i'm just doing it wrong... either way, i keep getting these pics of specks, ranging in sharpness from fuzzy to blurry, which isn't very interesting...

anyway, to be fair, the whole thing really officially starts tomorrow and i see some very cool stuff coming up on the schedule, so, as i am wont to say, we shall see what there is to see when the time for seeing comes... (wish i could remember what that is from...)

this time, there are 4 pics and 1 vid... the pics are rather similar, but, it is kind of cool how you can see a helicopter in the vid, though...
they are all in the ABF subdir and the files from this event all start with "1b-", as previously mentioned...


btw, i made something of a connection... i was thinking of those window air conditioners growing up in hellishly humid dallas suburb summers... the underside would be practically an upside down puddle of condensation... the water forms into droplets in random places, and the drops fall, usually more than one drop at a time, sprinkling whatever is underneath... that is what the balloon launches remind me of, as you watch many of them inflating at once, some get to fully inflated and then "drip up" into the sky...


big day tomorrow, including the first dawn patrol and the first mass ascension... no idea what the dawn patrol will be like, but, the mass ascension should be mind-boggling...


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