Freedom Flight Year 2018 Tentative Schedule
C= Confirmed *= Paid, partial deposit or @ self-sponsored T=Tentative
P=Postponed
X= Completed
Balloon #:   II = N9009P,  III = N4040J,  IV = N8054U &  V = N6545U


  DATE STATUS EVENT NAME LOCATION PILOT/CREW CHIEF Driver BAL #
1 1/19-20 X@ Hockey Day MN Lake George St. Cloud, MN Luke All IV
2 3/24 C@ Freedom Flight Fundraiser St. Cloud, MN All / All N/A All
3 4/20-22 X* Four Rivers Balloon Race Jonesville, LA Gus Gus IV
4 4/21 X@ Lyle MacKendanz Memorial Hutchinson, MN Luke Jerry V
5 5/5 X@ Girl Scouts-Planes, Trains & Hot Air Balloons St. Cloud, MN Jerry Jerry IV
6 5/12-14 X- Sunflower Balloon Fest Anthony, KS Gus Gus V
7 5/19 X@ Support Your Local Heros 9am-4pm Sauk Rapids, MN Luke / All Luke IV
8 5/26 X* (Private Event Tether) Paynesvill, MN Luke / Pam Luke IV
9 5/28 X@ Memorial Day Ceremony VAMC St. Cloud, MN Luke / Pam Luke IV
10 6/2 X@ Vietnam Memorial St. Cloud, MN All Luke IV
11 6/8 X@ Relay For Life at Apollo HS St. Cloud, MN Luke / All All IV
12 6/13 C@ Summertime By George St. Cloud, MN Luke / ? Luke V
13 6/21-23 X* Mayor's Cup Balloon Rally Rochester, MN Gus Gus V
14 6/23 X@ Granite City Days Parade St. Cloud, MN ? Mike ?
15 6/24 X@ GCD Fly-in Breakfast St. Cloud, MN ? Mike II
16 6/23-24 X* Vietnam Traveling Wall Watertown, WI Luke Dimitri IV
17 6/27 10am X* Country Manor 4th of July Parade Sartell, MN Luke / Dan Dan IV
18 6/28 6:15p X@ ROX Military Appreciation Day St. Cloud, MN Luke All V
19 7/4 X@ 4th of July Parade St. Joseph, MN ? Debbie ?
20 7/4 X* Lisa Pearson's Memorial Flight St. Cloud, MN Luke John IV
21 7/4 X@ Vietnam Traveling Wall Princeton, MN Luke All IV
22 7/14-15 X* Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Steamboat Springs, CO Luke / Pam Bob B. V
23 7/20-22 X* Great Wellsville Balloon Rally Wellsville, NY Luke / Pam ? V
24 8/2-4 X* Pipestone County Fair Pipestone, MN Luke Mike IV
25 8/10 X* DAV Fundraiser Glenwood, MN Luke John P IV
26 8/19-26 X Eagles Healing Nest Tether Sauk Center, MN Glen Terry Mike S. II
27 8/23-25 X* The Tribute Fest Duluth, MN Luke / Pam Luke III
28 8/27 X@ Tea it up for the Troops St. Cloud, CC Luke / John P Luke V
29 9/8 X@ Baatan Death March Brainerd, MN Luke / Pam Luke IV
30 9/8 P* VFW Post 7902 Osakis, MN Luke / Pam Luke IV
31 9/21-23 X* The Vietnam Traveling Wall @ VA Chillicothe, OH Luke / Pam Luke IV
32 9/22 P Veteran Suicide Awareness 5K Brooklyn Park, MN ? ? ?
33 9/28-30 X* The Great Prosser Balloon Rally Prosser, WA Luke / Pam Luke V
34 10/6-14 C Albuquerque Intnl. Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque, NM Luke / Pam Dimitri/ Tom V
35 10/19-21 C The Great Mississippi Balloon Race Natchez, MS Gus / ? Gus IV
36 10/19 T MN Dept Veterans Affairs St. Paul, MN Luke / All Luke IV
37 11-17 C@ Made In MN (Convention Center) St. Cloud Luke / Linda Luke IV
38 12/1 T Sauk Rapids Parade of Lights Sauk Rapids ? ? IV
39 12/7 C TreeMendous Winter Parade Richmond, MN Luke Pam IV
40 12/8 T Winter Nights and Light Parade St. Cloud, MN Luke ? IV
41 12/8 T Winter Nights and Light Parade St. Cloud, MN Pam Jerry V
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