A short break from the airshow to show you the trademark for the Great Balloon Race today - the Energizer Bunny........
tons more shots to follow later
The Energizer Bunny® Hot "Hare" Balloon is the world’s largest hot air balloon—standing 15' taller than the Statue of Liberty And our Hot Hare is definitely a fan favorite, powering his way across the United States each year on the Hot Hare Balloon Tour.
Hot Hare Vital Statistics
All the details about the Energizer Bunny® Hot Hare Balloon—the world's largest hot air balloon.
Total Height: 166'—15' taller than the Statue of Liberty
Ears Height: 60'—as tall as the Presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore. The Hot Hare's ears alone are the height of an entire average-sized hot air balloon.
Head: 30' wide x 45' long ---------- Glasses: 32' wide --------- Drum: 45' diameter, 20' wide ------------ Nose: 16' wide ------------ Arms: 40' long ---------- Tail: 20' diameter -----------
Sandals: 60' long, 12' wide, 4' deep ------------ Shoe Size: 98 EEEEE
Balloon Volume: 180,000 cu. ft.—550,000,000 AA batteries could fit inside the Energizer Bunny® Hot Hare Balloon. That's enough power to juice a portable CD player for everyone in the United States.
Balloon Weight: 1,170 lbs.—the same as 4,680 D batteries, which would power 2,340 flashlights or a portable stereo for 9 months straight.
Double Burner Output: 30,000,000 BTU/hour—the equivalent amount of heat produced by 5,000 gas grills
Deflation Ports (Vents): 93 Fabric: 5,000 linear yards, 60' wide
Thread: 84 miles
Hot Hare Balloon Debut
The Energizer Bunny® Hot Hare Balloon I made its maiden voyage on September 18, 1994, leading a hare-and-hounds race at the 21st annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race in St. Louis. The Energizer Bunny® Hot Hare Balloon II debuted in the spring of 1999. Now in the eighth year of the Hot Hare tour, the Energizer Bunny® Balloon continues making surprise appearances around the country as the pink pitch-man for Energizer® brand batteries.
full frame shot, reduced digital noise, applied some lighting adjustment and resized
Have a great weekend!!!
(constructive critique is welcome)
coming soon -
the St Louis Zoo
http://www.stlzoo.org/ and another - St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
http://www.stlcofair.org/ and on Mon 09/03 we went to a small car show - that next
after that - Friday 09/14 - St Louis Balloon Glow
and - Saturday 0915 - Great St Louis Balloon Race