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Nine-year-old New Mexico boy is youngest to solo in hot air balloon

Greg Sorber / Albuquerque Journal via Zuma Press

With a crowd of family and friends cheering him on, Bobby Bradley, 9, of Albuquerque launches his ultralight hot air balloon, Heavenly Dream, for his first solo flight near Tome on Saturday, June 4.

Greg Sorber / Albuquerque Journal via Zuma Press

Bobby Bradley, 9, of Albuquerque is all smiles when he landed his ultralight hot air balloon after taking a 26 minute solo flight near Tome on Saturday, June 4. Behind him in the tie-dyed shirts are his dad, Troy Bradley and mother, Tami Bradley.

Read more here from the Albuquerque Express.