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 Post subject: Question to pilots about balloon releases
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:11 am 
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ajoneen - FlightAware user avatar

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Hi
Im a balloon decor professional and have a request to create a "living rosary" to release as part of a church thing.
My question is Will this cause problems with planes?

The proposed "sculpture" is made with latex linking balloons, NO ribbon. It is quite big, as can be seen in the picture. (pictures form someone else's release)

If there is any Official rule you can direct me to for the exclusion of such a release I would appreciate it.

Thanks greatly for your assistance.

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[img][IMG]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg284/ajoneen/web1_TTL100715rosary3.jpg[/img]/img]

[img][IMG]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg284/ajoneen/web1_TTL100715rosary2.jpg[/img]/img]


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 Post subject: Re: Question to pilots about balloon releases
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:15 pm 
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It would probably depend on how big your balloon sculpture would be.

Look at the first section of FAR 101 (That means Federal Air Regulation)

http://www.flightsimaviation.com/data/F ... 101-1.html

They really want to watch out for big flying stuff, which is why these rules exist. (Most likely, your sculpture won't be an issue at all).

No idea where you live. Search the web for the FAA regional office near you. Talk to a Regional Office: not the local control tower.


Edit: And, of course, I didn't look at your picture before I wrote this! Again, probably not an issue, but talk to a regional office, especially if you are launching near an airport.


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