Hot Air Ballooning Past and Present: The Fascination of Flight

The activity we now know as hot air ballooning began with two brothers building a fire, filling up a bunch of linens with hot air and hoping to fly.

As you might guess, nowadays there's much more to ballooning than that.

In a special two-part story, Alex Jokich and Corey Adkins take us along for an amazing flight above Northern Michigan with Grand Traverse Balloons.

(If you'd like to take a flight of your own, contact pilot Jeff Geiger of Grand Traverse Balloons at 231-947-7433 or click on the link posted on the left.)