Students at Naperville's Welch Elementary School got some hands-on lessons Friday in the history of hot-air balloons and the scientific principles that allow them to fly.
Bill Baker, a pilot with RE/MAX visited the school to talk to youngsters about what it's like to fly. He gave them a chance to walk around inside a partially inflated 75-foot-tall balloon and then took them outside to see a demonstration with the basket and burners that help send the craft soaring.
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"They always are excited at the end to see the flames," he said.