It might have looked a bit odd -- but two hot air balloons took off from Springfield's Lindbergh Park Tuesday morning on a so-called "long jump".
Despite the wind chills of around zero and below, Hot Air Balloon Pilot Dean Carlton says a day like today is perfect. The chilled air means less heat is needed to lift the balloon off the ground. The winds were blowing in the right direction, and while they were fairly light on the surface, they were brisk 11,000 feet above the ground.
The two balloons started in Lindbergh Park and landed shortly after 3:00 p.m. near Jasper Indiana, which is about an hour away from their target of Louisville, Kentucky.