Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival
A festival benefiting charitiesAs a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, we have donated over $100,000 to local charities and organizations.
This is a question we get asked every year. Well, we have morning and evening balloon inflations and attempt to launch. Luckily, we were able to launch 5 balloons last night and 6 this morning. Unfortunately, one thing that everyone wonders is where they are during the day. They are packed up safely in their…
Since the start of the festival, the Lisle Eyes to the Skies has raised thousands of dollars, which have all been given back to six local affiliates. The non-profit affiliate charities benefiting directly from the festival are: The Lisle Education Foundation, the Lisle Partners for Parks, the Lions Club of Lisle, the Kiwanis Club of…
We just finished our Brochure for the 2014 festival. You can download it at the link below or you can pick one up at the festival. Eyes to the Skies Brochure
Yesterday we had a balloon school that was offered to local children to teach them what hot air ballooning is all about. This included going over the equipment used as well as safety procedures. We will be running a balloon school during the festival so make sure to check it out if you missed this…
Current Balloon Flight Status – Red
unfortunately due to the weather, we will not be able to do a balloon launch or a balloon glow. We still feel very lucky to be able to have four balloon launches this year as compared to just one balloon flying last year. The weather until tonight has been the best we have had in years.
Hot air balloons fly under certain conditions. Variables like wind, visibility, rain and other weather conditions all affect the safety of a balloon flight. Flights are best with wind speeds between 4-6 knots but never over 12 knots. We cannot only look at ground speed, we need to also look at winds aloft because that is what we will be flying in. Although it may seem like perfect weather to us on the ground, we have to rely on our balloon meister for his decision on how safe it is to fly. Even if we are unavle to fly, we still will do the inflations and glow.
Green – Weather conditions are favorable and flights are possible.
Yellow – Weather conditions are uncertain and flights are held until more data is in.
Red – Weather conditions are unfavorable and flights are not possible.