Balloon in a tree

this isn’t part 2 of the balloon classic, but when I was driving today i saw a balloon landing in a tree which was cool I guess

Camera: iPhone 14 Pro
Airport: tree I guess


t r e e

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what an odd yet fascinating sight :o

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yeah lol, not something you see every day

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I always find it cool when aircraft landing places other than airports. Being a New Yorker currently on vacation in Sarasota, Florida, it’s insane to watch medical helicopters land on the grass and on hospital roofs instead of the casual ambulance picking up the injured.

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I wonder if they intended to land in that tree 🤔

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Yeah that must be cool

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When I was in Iceland, someone in the town I was staying in, Borgarnes, had some sort of farming accident. It’s a small hospital in the town, and about an hour and a half by car from Reykjavik. The incident happened right beside a road. We happened to be driving by as traffic was stopped for the copter.

I guess the ambulance came to stabilize the patient, then a helicopter, without even landing, lifted the patient into the cabin, and flew down to Reykjavik. Quite impressive maneuvering by the pilots.

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I would hope not 😂

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Fascinating. I wonder if that tree has ILS 🤔

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If so, what would the approach path look like 🤔

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Probably does lol

I’m guessing something like this:

Picture credit to @Darkspoul of course

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I honestly thought they were trying to land in the road or smth 💀

”Treeport traffic, BALL361 inbound for landing, will make straight in for treeway 01.”

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Wait so the ATC controllers are squirrels?

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That’s the obvious answer!

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Now what does this have to do with real life aviation?

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Well it’s not IF that’s for sure…

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Because it is real life aviation…

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A tree did in fact become a runway for a hot air balloon.

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