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Just Dropping In: Balloon 'Touches and Goes' on Little Muskego Lake

Reader James Payne submits a great photo of a hot air balloon that surprised boaters Saturday evening on Little Muskego Lake.

Saturday just before sundown on Saturday, lake residents and boaters got a short visit from a craft of a different kind.

Hot air balloonists performing a 'touch and go' took a brief dip as their gondola touched down on the surface of the water and just as quickly, took off. Resident James Payne was up close and shared this photo with Muskego Patch.

Payne explained that "they took off from somewhere on Highway 164 and landed on Janesville at a school lot. The Pilot is from Kay's WindDancer, located in Waukesha."

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Greg J. Sullivan August 21, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Thats NUTS...very unsafe!!
Ken Walter August 23, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Not sure why you would think its unsafe, other than the fact that you don't understand aviation or how balloons operate. It was a controlled descent and ascent. Nothing unsafe or nuts about it. In fact, it was as fun for the folks on the lake as it was for us in the air.

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