Hot Air and the Aeronauts
Macomb, IL – The people who pilot hot air balloons are known as aeronauts. About 30 of them descended on western Illinois over the weekend for the 19th Annual Macomb Balloon Rally. The two-day event concluded with the Balloon Glow, which drew thousands of people to Vince Grady Field on the Western Illinois University campus. News Director Rich Egger talked to some of the aeronauts during the balloon glow. Listen to his feature about the pilots by clicking on the audio button above.