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RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Appeared at Science Center Program November 9, 2009

Posted by bsciencecenter in Uncategorized.

On October 6th, The Burlington Science Center coordinated with Burlington resident and local Realtor, Carol McDonald Macri of RE/MAX Encore to offer a very special opportunity to take a ride in the RE/MAX of New England Hot Air Balloon.  Sponsored by RE/MAX Encore, “Big Max,” the seven-story-tall red, white and blue RE/MAX hot air balloon, took flight on the football field.  All Burlington students and parents were invited to attend the event.  Approximately, 100 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 were selected by raffle to ride in the RE/MAX balloon while tethered to the ground! 


Mr. Papadonis, Ms. Pavlicek and Dr. Conti in the balloon


The event also included The Burlington Science Center’s Rocket Car, Mini Hot Air Balloon and the launching of some very Large Scale Model Rockets. Mr. Papadonis and Ms. Pavlicek of the Science Center also shared their “flight science” expertise with the students. 

 Rocket Day 2008 008

Major Harding from Hanscom Air Force Base demonstrated his radio controlled wireless glider and helicopter. The Glider was outfitted with a digital video camera that photographed the entire football field, stadium seating and surrounding views.

 Click below to view footage from the glider:

(Video coming soon) 

The RE/MAX hot air balloon is the widely recognized corporate logo for RE/MAX real estate offices worldwide, owner of the largest corporate hot air balloon “fleet” in the world. Carol McDonald Macri and The Solutions Team are affiliated with RE/MAX Encore of Wilmington. They were proud to be able to give back to the community and have had a positive impact on the children.



We also had many staff and parent volunteers.  Thanks to all involved in such a wonderful event.



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