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JUST A CASE OF RISING ABOVE IT ALL

Sept. 25, 1972
Sept. 25, 1972

Table of Contents
Sept. 25, 1972

Funny Race
Family Affair
People
College Football
Pro Football
Mountain Climbing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

JUST A CASE OF RISING ABOVE IT ALL

Balloonists have the best of both worlds: they combine sport with the gentle art of escape, untying themselves from the busy Earth below and drifting up and away. Sailing across the quiet skies, borne along in a basket, one exercises a minimum of control, freed for leisurely exploration or high adventure—as long as the hot air holds out.

This is an article from the Sept. 25, 1972 issue

The sport runs year-round. The bundled enthusiast on this page is Bob Waligunda, fixing the vent inside his familiar Lark balloon. In the more summery settings at right and on the next pages, balloonists go up over rolling meadows, come down in farmyards—and everywhere find folks eager to help and curious to watch their getaways.

ELEVEN PHOTOSHEINZ KLUETMEIER