truth is stranger than fiction: the space shuttle balloon edition

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All balloon photos in this post are courtesy of Lee Ann Embrey and used with permission.

So balloons are kind of part of Chester County. Or they will be until there isn’t enough open space left for them to land.

My friend Barry owns US Flag Balloon, Space Shuttle Balloon, & Flighthouse Balloon. (They have a website and you can find them on Facebook too!) I have flown in his American Flag balloon on 9/11 before.  It’s amazing.

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All balloon photos in this post are courtesy of Lee Ann Embrey and used with permission.

Anyway yesterday they took the Space Shuttle Balloon up with some other ballooners.  It was a perfect flight with a textbook safe landing as you can see from the photos one of my friends took, and well the video 6ABC and PHL17 published stories on their TV newscast talking of a Chester County balloon crash?

OMG 6abc Action News ! SERIOUSLY?? Do you even vet your viewer submitted stories for truth or accuracy? I know the pilot and balloon owner. That wasn’t “an emergency landing” , that was  a plain old end of flight. (I can’t say much about PHL 17 because I did not see that report.)

They fly from point A to point B, land, and the ground chase team helps pack up the balloon and they are on their way.

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All balloon photos in this post are courtesy of Lee Ann Embrey and used with permission.

Again, I flew in his American Flag balloon on 9/11 once. My husband and son were part of the ground chase team.  Maybe you should APOLOGIZE and CORRECT the record for US Flag Balloon, Space Shuttle Balloon, & Flighthouse Balloon? If you were really nice maybe they would take you up for a ride sometime.

There was NO emergency here.  Oy vey no wonder people complain about #FakeNews because this IS fake news.

Barry and company are all fine, and weather permitting the American Flag will be flying tomorrow (weather permitting and here is the event information on Facebook.)

When we saw the news (those of us who didn’t get a chance to watch the balloon go up, at first because of the “story” we thought our friend had crashed.

Not cool Action News, not cool at all.

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All balloon photos in this post are courtesy of Lee Ann Embrey and used with permission.

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