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Important Launch Site Information

May 19, 2014

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Dear fellow balloon pilots,

 
The Mountain View Chalet Restaurant and the Hardings’ Willowbrook Farm are NOT PUBLIC-USE balloon spots. You cannot just show up to one of these locations and launch your balloon!

 
Both of these sites are NJ DOT licensed restricted use balloon spots. Restricted use means that the person who is named on the balloon spot license is responsible to the landowners to make sure that the people who fly from them are authorized to do so.

 
I have the responsibility to ensure that the property owners who allow us to launch balloons are protected. There are space-limitations, there are insurance requirements, and there are neighborhood concerns.

 
Feel free to contact me at tstrand7@gmail.com if you need additional clarification. Thank you for your cooperation.

 
Tim Strand

 

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