Hot Air Ballooning: Smokey Bear

Yvonne and Norm crewed for Smokey Bear piloted by Bill Chapel of Albuquerque, NM, for the 2001 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This was our first time to crew for the entire Fiesta event and it was the first year they used their "new" chase vehicle. The old fire truck was donated, refurbished, and carries most of the large crew needed to deal with this huge balloon.

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear Chase Truck

Bill Chapel