National Geographic : 1985 Feb
OUR 83: Altitude 1,500 feet and dropping (left). Surface winds have begun to gust up to 25 knots, making me doubly aware of power lines, autostradas,and forest ed slopes down below. I have company-four circling heli copters, one of them chartered by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and carryingSherry Reed, my closest friend, a gesture I will neverforget.My charts tell me I am approachingMontenotte. Thunderstormsaheadandfor ests below: As a veteran bal loonist,I choose the latter.