Touch and Go

Touch and go
Touch and go

After watching the balloons lift off they did a maneuver called “Touch and Go” into a small lake at the Steamboat site where they were launching. In the mandala you see the basket touch the blue water. The Mandala middle is the reflection of the balloon in the water.  The balloon pilots had varying degrees of sucess doing this, some let the balloon basket sink too far into the water which made it harder to lift off again.