Nothing is more exhilarating–or terrifying–than being a member of a hot air balloon pilot’s ground crew.  To make a mistake is to risk endangering the flyers, or at very least, damaging expensive equipment.  Yet, to be part of the team that fills a thin fabric skin with air, to watch it carry a person toward the clouds leaves me with a deep feeling of humility and pride both at once.

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