For Seth Goodman, it's a Done Deal!
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[August 22, 2013]
Seth Goodman of Lincoln will be
piloting a new balloon this year, named Done Deal.
As a well-known real estate agent in Logan County, Goodman said he
named his balloon Done Deal because it relates directly to his line
of work, as he loves being able to say "done deal" when he puts a
family in a new home.
Done Deal was manufactured in December of
2012 according to Goodman's specifications. He said the new balloon
is basically the same size as his old one, Movin' Up.
Movin' Up, he said, was purchased when he began flying three
years ago. It was a used balloon, and it was always his goal to keep
Movin Up while he was in training and then buy a new one when he
received his private pilot's license, which he accomplished last
Goodman will participate in the launches and glows, as well as
the Saturday morning fly-in. During the fly-in, pilots will toss a
beanbag from the sky to a target on the ground at the Logan County
Airport. Each year it is interesting to watch the pilots as they fly
over and attempt to hit the target.
Asked if he had a strategy for hitting the target, Goodman said,
"Just hope winds take me where I need to go!"
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Goodman said he loves the festival and looks forward to it each
"It showcases what my community is capable of and truly shows
what Logan County stands for," Goodman said. "I love seeing the
smiling faces as I fly overhead and being asked questions regarding
the sport of hot air ballooning."
When asked why he flies, Goodman answered: "The thrill, and also
to see the world from another angle. It's just another way to make
the world smile, one person at a time!"
Currently the local balloon festival is the only one Goodman
participates in, but he says that he hopes to change that in the
near future, as he and Done Deal will look for other places to go,
with the hopes of being a part of bringing more smiling faces to the
[By NILA SMITH]