Nathan Griffin Photographs

annual lake travis hot air balloon flights

Austin Balloon

Every year around last Weekend in July or the first weekend in August, the Central Texas Ballooning Association sponsors flights from Lake Travis in Austin.

The event is unique in that it allows people to get up and close to the balloons at the launch site.

The balloons take off from a hilltop at Mansfield Dam Park at around 6:45 in the morning.

The pictures here are taken from this event on August 2nd, 2008

~ Nate

This years flight occurs at sunrise (6:52 to be exact), Saturday, August 6th.

Four Balloons

Fire From Balloon

Full Burn
Hot Air Balloon Detail Balloon on the Ground Liberty
Hot Air Balloon Inflating Balloon Ground Crew
Balloons Inside of a Hot Air Balloon Balloon Top
Balloons Balloons