School children at Washington Avenue Elementary School watch a hot air balloon prepare for flight. (Mark Wilson Photo)
The air is a crisp 37 degrees as the sun starts to illuminate the grassy field of Washington Avenue Elementary School. In preparation for the Old Timers Balloon Rally, the hot air balloon team of AirRageous has come out to demonstrate the inflation and launch of a 60-foot tall, 57-foot wide hot air balloon that, when completely inflated, holds 90,000 cubic feet of hot air.
Don Boyer, the owner of the balloon, has been a pilot for 23 years, but on this day, his trainee and retired Air Force colonel Kelli Ballengee will be piloting Login to read more