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Uncle Sam


Built originally as a companion for Chic-I-Boom, Uncle Sam has become one of the most requested balloons our our summer schedule. Built by Cameron in 1985, Uncle Sam is the first hot-air balloon to fly in the former USSR, at the historic 1989 Balloon Rally in Lithuania. Nearly 90 feet tall (the average balloon measures around 66') Uncle Sam hold 110,000 cubic feet of air , and the envelope weighs over 400 pounds.

Uncle Sam on tether in Dansville, NY, Labor Day weekend 1999 (above) and at the glow the evening before (below)

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