Paul Rendall (Ren) Brown

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 11, 1925 – February 5, 2016

A celebration of Ren’s life will be held on Saturday, March 5. Visitation from 2:00 – 2:45 PM; Service at 3:00PM.

It will be held at the Goodyear Heights Baptist Church, 1767 Goodyear Blvd, Akron OH 44305

Read about Ren’s life in the world of L-T-A here.

Read Ren’s obituary here.

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Spaceport Tucson: World View’s New Home for Balloon Tourist Flights

world-view-spaceport-tucsonSource: space.com

By Mike Wall

World View Enterprises, which aims to loft paying customers to the stratosphere beneath a giant balloon, will do so from the newly approved Spaceport Tucson in southeastern Arizona, company representatives announced Tuesday.

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Russian Aviators Set Hot Air Balloon World Record

1033832016Source: Sputnik International – sputniknews.com

Russian hot air balloon pilots Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo set a new world record for a hot air balloon flight when they touched down on Monday after more than 33 hours in the air.

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The Zeppelin Hindenburg an Education Program at Owls Head Transportation Museum

Poster sqSource: Owls Head Transportation Museum – owlshead.org

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 1:00 pm

Education program by author Charles Jacobs, author of Ausfalls: LZ 129 “Hindenburg” May Day Flight 1937.

Owls Head Transportation Museum

117 Museum Street
Owls Head, Maine

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Documentary on record-breaking balloon flight to premiere

Troy Bradley, Leonid TiukhtyaevSource: The Seattle Times – seattletimes.com

It has been a year since two pilots from the U.S. and Russia lifted off from Japan with the aim of flying farther and longer in their gas balloon than anyone in history.

They did it, and a documentary about their record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean will premiere Feb. 6 in Albuquerque.

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