aka Community Property III
Aerostar RXS8 (1994)This design is a factory design called "My Sky" and was a very popular design. You will see many balloons with this same design.
105,000 cu ft
Most of the "My Sky" design balloons have a black bottom and parachute, this balloon has a Navy Blue bottom and parachute.
Why is this called Community Property III?
I have had two other balloons of the same design.
Community Property I was a 77K
Community Property II was a 90K,
and this one is 105K.
The original Community Property got that name because I bought it to use for students and to let other pilots fly it.
What is the "Robin's Balloon" about?
Robin Smith said this was her favorite of all of my balloons, then when were discussing a new name, she joked
"Why not call it Robin's Balloon"
and it stuck.
Robin got to fly in the first flight of the new balloon.
Solberg Airport, NJ
Pictures by Karla Tramutola
Just before takeoff
GEBA Competition Flight
Pictures by Kenny Adamsbaum
Nick, Vinny, Keith
Red, White & Balloon Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY
Picture by Mary Jo Wolfenden
Picture by Kenny Adamsbaum
Flight from Solberg Airport, NJ
Picture by Kristeen Kohrs
Picture by Kristeen Kohrs
Wellsville Balloon Festival
Picture from FaceBook
Picture from FaceBook (Mary Alvord Clark)
First flight of new Smiley on the parachute
Dawn Patrol Flight
Picture from For-Sale Ad
Note: The bottom is Dark Blue, not the normal Black that most MySky pattern balloons are
Spread out for inspection in England
Inspector: Chris Dunkley
Packed up, ready to ship from England to USA
Came over on the Container ship Kuala Lumpur Express
Arrived Port Newark, NJ 1/28/2015
Inspection @ Skytec
Inspector: Tommy Robins
Thanks for the help, Robin and Johnny
Original N-Number still on balloon
Jump to Top
FAA Inspected balloon, Airworthiness Issued!
|1994 - 2004
|2005 - 2014
|2015 - present
|When I purchased this balloon in 2015, it had 40 hours, which is basically brand-new.
It is Diamond Weave fabric
Owner: Bill Brogan
|Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
|Mount Rushmore Crossing
Owner: Keith Sproul
|Red, White & Balloon Festival
|Letchworth State Park
|Ashland Balloon Festival
|Wellsville Balloon Rally
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