Your life is like a balloon...
if you never let yourself go, you will never know how far you can rise.

- Linda Poindexter

How to Launch a Balloon

Our Journey

  • Inspiration

    May 2013

    After seeing high altitude ballooning photos, we were inspired to capture our own. With encouragement from other balloonists, we caught the fever and had to launch!

  • First Launch

    May 25, 2014

    Anxious about our first time, we expected to lose both payloads. We were ecstatic to recover both and get incredible images from basic cell phone cameras!

  • Second Launch

    July 6, 2014

    Now that we had some experience, it was time to bring out the big guns (read: nice cameras and a GoPro). Three launches and recoveries later, we had even better photos and a video!

  • Third Launch

    October 19, 2014

    Time to up the ante and get some sunrise shots! This launch required an overnight and an early morning, but we were rewarded with successful radio tracking and a beautiful sunrise.

  • Fourth Launch

    February 21, 2015

    With a Google film crew in tow to shoot a Made With Android campaign, it was a long day that included run-ins with shotguns and rattlesnakes, but we survived and had a blast!

  • Fifth Launch

    July 1, 2017

    Reunion Weekend with the CasaDeBalloon club and some new members. Experimenting with custom radio trackers and trying out a new launch site!

  • What's Next

    More balloons, more photos, more awesome, and more Rusty!