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JACK: Well, in ballooning terminology we're getting ready to lift off.

[BURN] Nothing happens fast in this business, unless you stop burning and it comes down.



JOE: Unless you rip out at 1,000 feet, then you're going to see something. [BURN]



JACK: Now what we want to do is face the way you're going. Don't get out of the balloon after we land until I tell you too. And when we start to land, no matter how smooth or how slow, hang on to one of the edges.



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