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Hot air balloon pilot Jason Gabriel flies the “Spirit of ‘76” during the Snowmass Balloon Festival on September 23, 2023. Gabriel has been enamored with the sport since his first flight as a 9-year old growing up in Colorado Springs.
Kaya Williams
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Nearly 30 hot air balloons flew over Snowmass Village last weekend for the annual Snowmass Balloon Festival. It’s a tranquil sport with extra meaning for one pilot from a military background.
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