One of the events I make a point of not missing every year at the Elkhart County 4H fair is their Balloon Chase, even though I need to leave the house at 6AM to get there in time to watch them set up. Below are just some of photos taken this morning.
Balloonist unload the basket and set it up into position.
Balloonist checks the top.
Before they inject hot air, they use big fan to partially inflate the balloon.
View of inside the balloon.
This is the leas balloon lifting off to start the chase.
This balloon is receiving some hot air.
View of most of the balloons during the Balloon Chase at Elkhart County 4H Fair.