Produced by Jim Albritton | Join the Budweiser Hot Air Balloon Crew as they launch, fly and chase the largest balloon at The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez. See how they do it all and help a fellow balloonist out of the Mississippi River. Meet the winner of this year's race and its co-founder. And celebrate the race's 25th anniversary. Correction: Tom Oberheide is from Cary, Illinois, not Gary as identified in this video. For more information about the race, go to http://natchezballoonrace.com. To learn more about the Budweiser Balloon, go to http://budballoon.com.
The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race 2010 | Balloon Rescue from Mississippi River
Produced by Jim Albritton | The Adams County Sheriff's Department and others rescued a balloon and crew stranded in the middle of the Mississippi River during the "barge drop" competition in the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race on October 16, 2010. Despite his difficulties on this day, Tom Oberheide, the balloon's pilot, went on to place first in the race. The barge drop isn't counted as part of the overall race. To learn more about the race, go to http://natchezballoonrace.com.