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... more »
David Perkins and his wife Cindy were enjoying a morning cup of coffee at their home off West Woodmen when they saw a hot air balloon making a hard landing about a half mile away.
David tells us they heard a loud noise before seeing the balloon overhead. "All... more »
"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... more »
We just spoke to David Fox, the New Mexican hot air balloon pilot who went down near West Woodman earlier this morning. He tells us during his flight the winds began pushing hard to the north. He and other pilots tell us that type of wind is very uncommon during... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
A popular Colorado Springs balloon event will go on as scheduled, even though you may have heard otherwise. On Monday and Tuesday the offices of the Colorado Balloon Classic were flooded with calls. A rumor was spreading that the event scheduled for this weekend had been canceled. It turns... more »