IMTS Hot Air Balloon and Rally Fighter
If there is one thing anyone who attended IMTS remembers, it is the fantastic balloon that appeared in the front lawn of McCormick Place and the IMTS Rally Fighter built on the show floor in the Emerging Technology Center. Catch the IMTS Balloon at one or all of the balloon festivals listed below.
Watch the reveal of the IMTS Rally Fighter live at IMTS 2012 and find out more about collaborative manufacturing.
IMTS Balloon Schedule
June 28-30, 2013
Stoweflake Balloon Festival
July 12-14, 2013
QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Readington, New Jersey
July 26-28, 2013
The Great Reno Balloon Race
September 6-8, 2013
The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
St. Louis, Missouri
September 20-21, 2013
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 5-13, 2013
September 8-13, 2014
2013 Flight Schedule
iSpy at IMTS 2012
Jake ventured outside the IMTS show floor at IMTS 2012 to catch how the IMTS balloon is inflated. Pretty neat!
Jake visits the IMTS Rally Fighter build team in the Emerging Technology Center at IMTS 2012 and gets to be the first to start the car.
The IMTS Balloon in action.
This video footage was taken in Michigan in June, 2010. Much of the work in hot air ballooning is at the beginning and end of a flight. See how a hot air balloon is launched from unpacking the balloon envelope, all the way to take off.