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Raven N1144R

was built in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1977 and was kept in my garage for a few years in the 1990s.

It cruises at the speed of the wind (usually 1 to 10 miles per hour) and can carry three people.

It is a RX-6 hot air balloon with a single propane burner.  It carries 30 gallons of propane an has a maximum gross weight of 1400 pounds.

Raven Balloons, the manufacturer, is now known as Aerostar International.

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Liftoff at Tracy, 1998

Solo tether at Tracy, 1997

Lesson at Tracy, 1998

View of Tracy Airport, 1997