Last October, we decided to get ahead of the curve as far as keeping the fleet up to date, and we put the down payment on a new balloon. Had I known what was coming, I sure would have put that purchase off! What a terrible year to be spending lots of money. We lost the first half of our flight season, then we had a pretty stormy August, and the worst, smokiest September I’ve ever seen. But the weather is perfect now. And our new balloon, Solstice, is finally here, all 225,000 cubic feet of it. This balloon carries 10 people comfortably in a nice big roomy basket. It’s *fantastic*. Come on out and see for yourself!