Balloon Festival 2012

Spectacular! Spectacular! This weekend the NPA performed the largest show in its history as a club. A donation from the city, much funding from the very generous members of this club, and countless hours of effort went into this momentous occasion.

Words cannot describe this show, but it will certainly be remembered as “the one”. Words cannot describe, view the pictures and video below and see for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spring Shoot 2012

This shoot, as many others have said, always feels like home. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Steve and his family for hosting this event. The new site layout is great, and it was good to see everyone again. Now, on to the festivities!

First, the daytime boards and firecrackers were very fun. I think we’re going to start giving the night show a run for its money soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Up next, the epic tank battle! The tanks were crazy this year. I don’t think anyone was expecting the amount of complexity and variety these tanks were built with. Excellent job guys!

We can’t forget the Tower of Terror. This year, through unforseen circumstances, we were treated to two towers of terror! Yes, two ๐Ÿ™‚ And both of them lived up to the name.


Finally we have the night show, spectacular as always. There was the traditional Saturn Missile board from Mindset, a very nice variety of 1.4G product boards, and a fun new gas mine this year ๐Ÿ™‚


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Balloon Festival 2011

The 2011 Quincy Balloon Festival shoot was a huge success thanks in part to over 50 members showing up to give a hand in what was our largest 1.3g and 1.4g mixed display yet. The NPA guys and gals can be proud of the rave review from the Quincy Valley Post-Register, calling it a “mind-blowing fireworks show.”

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