PhotoTaken By:  Ross J. Salawitch

Back up plan. This Army cannon was our back up plan for bringing the balloon down (just kidding!). Actually, operations at Ft. Wainwright were in full swing during the balloon flight. This transport exercise occurred on the same day as our launch, just a few hours after release of the balloon. This helicopter would have been clearly visible from numerous public roads surrounding the base (for those who are wondering).