Globes of color light up the night at the Logan County Airport

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[August 24, 2013]     Send a link to a friend 

As darkness fell on the Logan County Airport Friday night, hundreds were on hand, anxiously waiting for the moment when the hot air balloons would return from their launch and light up the night with their magnificent colors.

The night glow at the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival is one of the most anticipated parts of the festival. Friday night approximately half of the total 33 balloons participating in this year's festival returned to the airport after their evening flight.

They unloaded their folded balloons and set to the task of inflating once again. In the darkness of the evening, they lit up the night with their multicolored orbs, dancing and glowing at the command of the announcer. 

Balloons were called on to flicker, all glow at once, wave, and then there were the special recognitions for female pilots, local pilots, out-of-state pilots and more.

Pictures by Nila Smith




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