Big Max Rises and Gives Back to the Community

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group S-96414

Big Max Rises and Gives Back to the Community

 

It was a gorgeous fall day this past Saturday in New England when, in Mansfield MA, two of my favorite things (aviation and real estate) collided.  

 

One doesn't normally think, aviation and real estate, like they might, say peanut butter and jelly, or horse and carriage,

unless you think,   Remax and "Big Max".   

Big Max Al and Cal Remax Blog

 

For those that might not know, Big Max is the name of the Remax hot air balloon.    Well, at least one of the 120 hot air balloons that float through the air bearing the Remax logo.  

 

This Saturday, September 28th was no different.  The venue was Mansfield MA Municipal Airport.   The airport was hosting it's annual "fly in" event and the Woman of Today's "Touch a Truck" event.   

 

Who hasn't as a child marveled at the sight of a big truck, or the sound of an airplane in flight?    Add to that an up close encounter with a hot air balloon, and as you could imagine the excitement on the field was electric!  

 

Folks lined up for a ride in Big Max and made generous donations to the Remax Executive Charitable Foundation and Mansfield Women of Today.  

  

Pilot, Chris Mooney was entertaining and patient as he helped folks understand what to expect and how to enter and exit the basket. 

 

 

 

 

After leaving the balloon, they were able to view and check out the many fixed wing airplanes that were on the field for display.     Trucks of every kind were everywhere.   You could hear horns sounding continually as for sure each child that entered had to sound the horn.  

 

The sounds and sight of planes taking off and landing, dogs on the grill, and the smell of popcorn filled the air.  

 

Yes.  Thanks to the efforts of King Aviation, it was a great day in Mansfield.  

 

A great day for an introduction for kids of all ages

 into the joys of aviation.  

 

 

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Carol-Ann. I used to enjoy the balloon thing very much but there were only two days it was actually able to go.

Sep 29, 2013 11:05 PM #1
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Hi Cal Gal - love the great PR this must generate. I can imagine it was a well-received chance to ride in a hot air balloon, and most appreciated by the Mansfield Women of  Today.

Sep 29, 2013 11:50 PM #2
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Cal, a hot air balloon ride is certainly on my list!  I sort of want to take one over the Loire Valley in France, but sure wouldn't pass up Massachusetts!  

Sep 30, 2013 01:21 AM #3
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Hi Cal, 

I would definitely like to see the balloon but I am not sure at this stage of life I would want to ride in it. I hope you got to take a ride and you enjoyed it. Take care.. 

Sep 30, 2013 07:42 AM #4
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Carol, Chris Mooney does an outstanding job, and he's from right down here in CT. We had him do some Lighter than Air promotions at a local school and he did give the kids tethered rides.

Oct 01, 2013 01:23 AM #5
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Christine O'Shea
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Carol Ann, I love to watch thr hot air balloons and would love to ride in one!  Love the photo and it sounds like a perfect northern Autum day

Oct 02, 2013 11:47 AM #6
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Hi Cal, 

I hope you folks are having a great week and all iswell with you folks. take care.. 

Oct 03, 2013 05:50 AM #7
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Hi Cal, 

I hope all is well with you folks. have agreat wekeknd. You must be very busy selling homes. 

Oct 18, 2013 06:07 AM #8
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Hi Cal, 

I am just stopping by to check on you folks as you ahve not posted in over a month period of time. I hope all is well and you folks have been busy making lots of money from your real estate business. 

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Hi Cal, 

I am just stopping by to check on you folks and say hello. I hope all is well. 

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Hi Cal,

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you get back into the AR scene. I hope you folks are having a good weekend. 

 

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Just a quick drive by to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving

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Hi Cal, haven't seen you around lately but wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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