Boy, 9, First to Fly Solo in a Hot-air Balloon

Boy, 9, First to Fly Solo in a Hot-air Balloon

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KOB-TV screenshot of historic boy balloon pilotA boy of nine has become the youngest trained pilot to fly solo in a hot-air balloon.

The New Mexico boy floated for 29 minutes, landing perfectly after two years of training. “Showing maturity well beyond his years,” news reports say, his parents, both licensed pilots, prepared him for the trip.

(WATCH the video below or read the story at Telegraph)

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