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On October 26, 2012 around 5:30 pm a hot air balloon operated by "The United States Hot Air Balloon Team" flew extremely low over residential homes while approaching its landing in Doylestown Township, brushing the tops of trees and scaring pets and people. Two dogs escaped through their fences out into the street to flee the oncoming balloon, one of those dogs was struck and killed by a car.

The area is congested with very little open space for balloon landings and they should not be allowed. By prohibiting them from landing in the township, they will not be allowed to fly under 1,000 feet in altitude according to FAA regulations. Prohibited Zones are commonly used around the country by landowners and municipalities to prevent injury, property damage and fatalities.

Letter to
Doylestown Township Supervisors, Vice Chairman E. Thomas Scarborough, Jr.
Doylestown Township Manager Stephanie Mason
Doylestown Township Supervisors, Chairman Barbara N. Lyons
and 3 others
Doylestown Township Supervisor Ryan Manion
Doylestown Township Supervisor Shawn Touhill
Doylestown Township Supervisor Richard F. Colello
We respectfully request that you establish a Prohibitive Zone to prevent hot air balloons from landing in Doylestown Township. By establishing such an ordinance, hot air balloons will not be allowed to fly below 1,000 feet in altitude over our community according to FAA regulations. This is a much safer distance to protect the community at large and prevent harm to those below.

On October 26, 2012 around 5:30 pm a hot air balloon operated by "The United States Hot Air Balloon Team" flew extremely low over residential homes while approaching its landing in the Doylestown Commerce Center area, brushing the tops of trees and scaring pets and people. Two dogs escaped through their fences out into the street to flee the oncoming balloon, one of those dogs was struck and killed by a car.

We do not want to stop hot air ballooning in Bucks County, we want to prevent property damage, injuries or fatalities in our community due to their low flights and landings. Thank you for your serious consideration.