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3 years 6 months ago

Flying off on high note

Mother Nature gave the pilots of the Colorado Balloon Classic a beautiful send off Monday morning. Memorial Park was filled with color as 62 balloons took to the skies above Colorado Springs. Temperatures were cool and there was hardly any wind to speak of. The balloon classic is celebrating...

3 years 6 months ago

Balloon card fever

"I've always loved stuff that flies in the air," says 14-year-old Ian Helmcke. For Ian and his family, going to the Colorado Balloon Classic has become a tradition. They have been going since 1999, and there is one thing that he's hook on -- balloon cards. These cards...

3 years 6 months ago

Balloon goes down on Woodmen

A balloon from the Colorado Balloon Classic made a rough landing in North Western Colorado Springs near Woodmen. Witnesses tell us the baloon nearly hit a home before coming down in some brush about a half mile away. We're talking to witnesses and will have more on News 5 at...

3 years 6 months ago

Balloon Classic day 2

The Colorado Balloon Classic in Memorial Park was off to a fabulous start today. Yesterday, winds were over 40mph, preventing balloons from launching. Today, winds died down and balloons took flight. Around 70 balloons took off starting at 7am. Tens of thousands of people came to see the...

3 years 6 months ago

Balloons a no go

Balloons did not lift off during the first day of the 2011 Colorado Balloon Classic. Winds were in the 40 mph range - around four times the strength then is permitted for pilots to fly in event. After the fly was cancelled by organizers most of the pilots and...

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