Lift-Off to host 25 balloons, including two special shapes
The Board of Directors of Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off are excited to announce that the 2011 Festival will include 25 hot air balloons, two of which will be special shapes - Super FMG and Annie the Ladybug. Special shape balloons are often the stars of the show at any balloon festival.
Cornwall - Jul. 5, 2011 - The Board of Directors of Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off are excited to announce that the 2011 Festival will include 25 hot air balloons, two of which will be special shapes - Super FMG and Annie the Ladybug. Special shape balloons are often the stars of the show at any balloon festival. Many balloons retain the more traditional shape and feature wonderful colours and logos, whereas others are far more extravagant.
Super FMG is the Super Hero of hot air balloons. It will certainly be an experience as we see him flying over our rooftops! Super FMG is 19.6 metres long and just over 20 metres tall. The balloon has 1,264 different panels that make him up - altogether 2,675 metres of cloth and over 26 kms of thread were required to create this hot air balloon.
Annie the Ladybug will be making her second visit to Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off. At 75' tall and 425 pounds Annie is a hefty little lady, requiring 8 crew members for each flight. Annie has flown in Australia, New Zealand and all over the USA. Watch for her large smile which shows how happy she is to be back in Cornwall.
Festival Chair Judi Auger explains that "the special shape balloons will certainly add excitement to the festival again this year. Along with our great line-up of entertainment, the special shape balloons will make Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off 2011 another big hit!"
Whether you plan to experience life above the Seaway Valley in a hot air balloon or feel more comfortable tapping your toes to the entertainment in the park, Lift-Off has something to suit every taste! If you are interested in purchasing a flight, call (613) 938-4748 or 1-800-937-4748. Mary Marleau, Director of Hot Air Balloons stated, "our returning pilots are excited to be coming back to Cornwall and to fly above Cornwall and the Seaway Valley. Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off is definitely their favorite festival of the year. We are definitely anticipating, and hoping for, wall to wall sunshine this year, so that we can maximize the number of flights."
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