Lone Star ChallengeLongview, Texas, United States

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WEATHER CANCELLATION16 May 2021 - 05:14
DUE  TO WINDS THE LONE STAR CHALLENGE IS CANCELLED FOR THIS MAORING
LSC SCORES OVERALL15 May 2021 - 15:28
LSC SCORES TASK 2115 May 2021 - 15:27
LSC SCORES TASK 2215 May 2021 - 15:27
LSC SCORES TASK 2315 May 2021 - 15:25
LSC SCORES TASK 2415 May 2021 - 15:24
LSC SCORES TASK 114 May 2021 - 15:31
LSC SCORES TASK 214 May 2021 - 15:31
LSC SCORES TASK 314 May 2021 - 15:30
LSC SCORES TASK 414 May 2021 - 15:28
LSC Overall Scores14 May 2021 - 15:26
LSC is a GO12 May 2021 - 12:24
Good Morning Pilots and Crew and Scoring teams an etc.


We are pleased to announce that the Lone Star Challenge for this weekend is a go.
Weather looks great for Friday and Saturday and Sunday is 50/50
Our biggest concern has been the amount of rain that the area has experienced the last several days but we are drying out today and Thursday. We will be flying over Longview so hard surface landings will be an option.

The first pilot briefing will be at 6 AM Friday May 14th the the Bussey Balloon Port, 802 N 2nd in Longview Texas
Task sheet will be also be available on Watchmefly.net. under Lone Star Challenge

Schedule of Events

Friday May 14
6 am :  Pilot Briefing Bussey Balloon Port
5 pm :  Downtown Live, Heritage Plaza 219 E Methvin St Longview, TX  75601
              Band, food trucks and adult beverages sold. Bring chairs

Saturday May 15
6 am :  Pilot Briefing at Bussey Balloon Port
9 am : No chef breakfast at Balloon Port
3  pm : Lake day at Sandy and Richard dock, ST91 Lake Cherokee

Sunday May 16
6 am : Pilot Briefing at Bussey Balloon Port

Refueling be available Friday and Saturday mornings and maybe Sunday at Balloon Port.
Projected Cost will be $2.25 a gallon and visa and MasterCard will be accepted at time of refueling.

Any questions call
Richard Sabin. 903-235-8185

Soft Landings

Your Lone Star Challenge Team
Flying Postponed5 May 2021 - 09:03
Morning all balloon pilots and crew and officials 

Due to weather we have decided to postpone this weekend’s flying to the next weekend, Friday May 14, Saturday and Sunday May 16.

For those people interested the weather looks good for this Friday only so we are going to do practice flight.

Meeting at Bussey Balloon Port at 6 am

I will be sending out tokens later today or tomorrow for use in the Balloon Live app.
So there are instructions with email how to enter tokens into app and it allows  the competition mode to be opened up instead of just practice mode.

Long range weather looks good for next Saturday and Sunday with Friday being the marginal day but will make decision next Wednesday. 

Blue Skies and powder puff landings 

Richard Sabin 




Sent from my iPad
Good Morning9 April 2021 - 07:29

Good Morning Everyone 

We are planning a Great weekend of flying.

Will be using the Watchmefly WEBSITE for task sheet and weather 

Also if you want to will be using the Balloon Live APP available for $5.99 at the App Store for Apple products ( iPhone iPad) or at play store for Android products 

To be able to use the Balloon Live app for this competition you will need a token code to activate the competition functions. MORE WILL BE PROVIDED LATER on this part. I have to get it set up so don’t waste time trying to enter competition mode on the Balloon Live app.

But you can become familiar with the Balloon live app in trading mode.

Also try to become familiar with the Watchmefly website especially the Lone Star Challenge part.

All of this is pretty straightforward but does take just a little practice 

BYE NO MEANS WILL YOU BE REQUIRED TO USE THE BALLOON LIVE APP DURING THIS COMPETITION 

We are still doing mostly baggie drops but as of now will be adding on tasks using the Balloon Live App at the end of baggie tasks

More to follow later

Richard Sabin