The Envelope, Please

Working for AVweb has its ups and downs. A lot of the "downs" come twice a week, as deadlines approach. The "ups" are more frequent, thankfully, and often involve doing new things and meeting new people. Recently, AVweb's Executive Editor Jeb Burnside took up a reader on a "dare" of sorts, to take a ride in a hot-air balloon. The sincere offer was made in the aftermath of AVweb's coverage of last year's attempts to circumnavigate the globe in a lighter-than-air craft. Under threat of being forced to help Editor-In-Chief Mike Busch with the next annual inspection of his T310, Jeb recently took that ride. He's back and has mostly recovered here's his report.

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