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Fantastic Flying Octopus: Sodus Point, NY, July 14-19, 2003

What happens when a balloon sculptor (one of those guys that twists latex balloons into unusual shapes) meets up with a hot-air balloon pilot (someone that prefers to use balloons for flight)? We end up with the first ever twisted latex sculpture able to carry a pilot.

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Octopus constructon crew Creating tentacles Inflating balloons Harness for cluster balloon launch John Ninomiya strapped in for launch Pilot mounts his steed Positioning the pilot Octopus lifts off Octopus launch Recovery during sunset Octopus parade Tentacles on parade Octopus parade Final assembly Dropping the beast

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