Taking flight

Bill Patterson photos

Organizers were pleased with the turnout for the inaugural hot air balloon event atop Petit Jean Mountain.

The event was held Father’s Day weekend at the Petit Jean Airport. It featured helicopter rides and hot air balloon flights. 501 LIFE Contributor Linda Henderson was among those who enjoyed a balloon ride. (See her photos in an upcoming edition of 501 LIFE.)

The next event is planned Oct. 30-Nov. 1 on Petit Jean.

For more information, call 479.304.7777 or visit the Petit Jean Balloon Events page on Facebook or petitjeanballoonevents.com.