Civil War Ballooning Reenactment

T.S. Lowe’s Intrepid flies again!  This is quite the way to reenact!  If I wasn’t terrified of heights I’d make my way down to NY for this.  The tickets are very reasonable considering the expense of running such a project.

Officials at Genesee Country Village & Museum decided that replicating a Civil War balloon that had been christened Intrepid would be an ideal way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war.Peter Arnold, the museums president and chief executive officer, said the $400,000 project, which has been partially offset by numerous donations, has triggered intense interest.Starting today and continuing into October, visitors will be invited to board the tethered balloon when weather permits and float several hundred feet above the picturesque landscape, getting a taste of what the first military pilots experienced a century-and-a-half earlier. The cost of 15-minute flights is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members, charges that are in addition to general admission.

via Civil War air power on display – City & Region – The Buffalo News.

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