GPBC In the News

 A potpourri of photos, stories, and videos found on the internet and in the real world about the GPBC or it's members

CJ Online's "Spotted" Topeka Ballooning Photo Galleries



November 29, 2008 -Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade

WIBW 13's 10:00 News featured footage of the crowd favorite GPBC float at the parade.  Thanks to Highway 4 Automotive for pulling us through another parade!




CLICK HEREto see the Chamber of Commerce's new quality of life video featuring images of Windbreaker and Hocus Pocus shot from Tropical Sunrise in August 2008.



Brian Carlson recently found this postcard in Manhattan.  From what I can tell the photo was taken with a heck of a telephoto lens from atop Burnett's Mound during Huff 'n Puff 1984 - 24 years ago!  Good find Brian! 

 

 

 

August 25, 2008 - Balloons Inflate Fun For Families

The Garden City Telegram's article including interviews with GPBC pilots Nick and Brian.

Check out the video too! 

 

 

 

This advertisement for Kansas Heritage Photography was spotted on Kansas Avenue in Downtown Topeka.  The couple in the photo on the left are friends of the photographer and the photo of GPBC balloon Hocus Pocus was taken near 49th and Burlingame on the Saturday morning flight of Huff 'n Puff 2007. 

 



This billboard was spotted from the south bound lane of I-470 near Cracker Barrel.

The sign changes every few seconds so you might have to wait a while to see it.  The photo is from Huff 'n Puff several years ago and shows Firehawk, Carpet Plus, Big Top, and Tweety.



November 23, 2007 - Despite the chill, a great day for up up and away

KTKA 49's spot on Chris & Brian's Friday evening flight from Fairlawn Plaza. 

 

September 13, 2007 - A Perfect Moment

Carol Yoho's letter to the editor of The Topeka Capital-Journal praising the events of Huff 'n Puff's Friday evening activities. (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

 And - I just found THIS PAGE that Carol put together about her experience at the rally. 

 

September 9, 2007 - Huff-n-Puff Takes Flight

WIBW 13's story, video and photos from Huff 'n Puff 2007. 

 

September 9, 2007 - Balloon Rally Weather Perfect

The Topeka Capital Journal's Huff 'n Puff article about the weekend's events.


September 8, 2007 - Balloons Grounded but Student Pilot's Spirits High

The Topeka Capital-Journal's Huff 'n Puff article focusing on Rob Smith. 

 

September 7, 2007 - Legacy of Hot Air Balloonist Lives on at Annual Huff 'n Puff Rally

KTKA 49's story and video focusing on Jerry Goodnow's contributions to ballooning in the Topeka area. 

 

August 19, 2007 - Enthusiasts Prepare for Balloon Launch

The Topeka Capital-Journal's article on Crew Training '07

(web editor's note: I didn't "trip" , I "stumbled", heh)


June 23, 2007 - Cancer Survivor Flying High to Benefit Research

KTKA 49's story and video of the tether for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

 

June 23, 2007 - First Annual Topeka Flights For Cancer

WIBW 13's story and video of the tether for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the American Cancer Society.


June 20, 2007 - Take a Flight and Help Fight Cancer

KTKA 49's story and video interview with Tom Allen about the upcoming "Topeka Flights For Cancer" fundraiser.


December 17, 2006 - AGLOW IN THE DARK

The Topeka Capital-Journal's article about our annual "Christmas Card to the City."


December 16, 2006 - Balloons Light Night Sky

WIBW 13's story and video about our annual "Christmas Card to the City"