The Up Up & Away Florida Hot Air Balloon Festival, the largest hot air balloon festival in the state of Florida, is taking place this weekend in Lakeland on the Sun ‘n Fun Expo Campus. FLYING was there for the kickoff on Friday morning. Here’s a little bit of what we saw.
Sara is the copy chief at FLYING. She fell in love with aviation over a decade of working as editor of Lift, the flagship magazine for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She holds a M.S. in Mass Communication and is passionate about authentic storytelling—and making sure that “every I is dotted and every T is crossed.” Follow Sara on Twitter @sarawithrow.