Video: Balloons Over Bend

Morning Glory crew prepares for launch

Ten hot air balloons went up shortly after sunrise today from the Riverbend Park as part of the second day of the Balloons Over Bend Children's Festival event.

Pilot Laura Hancock and her team assembled Morning Glory, a Aerostar Raven Rally model in bright yellow with purple, blue and green accents. Hancock, a commercial pilot who has been flying for about 20 years, took a crew of two for a ride over Bend and Central Oregon.

The balloons are scheduled to launch again Sunday at 6 a.m. Visit for details.

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