Jerry Hart of Auburn videos the inflation of Frank Bart's Balloon.
Crew members Justin Binette and Brian Michaud unload the balloon in preparation for inflation.
Along with the other pilots, Jason Boucher of Chester, New Hampshire watches the pibal (a helium balloon used to test the conditions).
Pilot Jim Rodrigue (top) discusses the launch conditions with other pilots Derald Young (left) and Frank Bart (bottom).
Jim Rodrigue of Lewiston tests the burners before inflation.
Barry Babcock and Marcel Gagne, both of Lewiston, watch the first balloon of the day take off.
As Justin Binette and Brian Michaud hold the balloon steady, Frank Bart of Tampa, Florida fires the burners.
Sam Henry (right) and Robert Daicy (left) wait for lift off.
The first balloon of the day, Firefly, piloted by Frank Bart, takes off.
The first balloon of the day, Firefly, piloted by Frank Bart, heads south.
Spencer Bade of Wales helps to inflate Serendipity.
Jason Boucher pilot of the balloon Serendipity fires the burners.
As the crew prepares for launch, aprehensive passengers Jerry and Ann Marie Perkins wait to board Serendipity.
Ann Marie Perkins and husband Jerry Perkins.
Jana Barrage and her son Killian pose for a selfie as a balloon inflates in the background.
Ann Marie Perkins
As kayakers watch, a balloon lowers towards the Androscoggin River.
Ryan Perry of Auburn snaps some photos sitting on the banks of the Androscoggin River.
Jesse Stansel of Oxford hammers a tent stake at the medieval encampment in Bonney Park.
Jamie Brown of Saco works to erect a tent at the medieval encampment in Bonney Park.
Medieval re-enactors Josh Newton of Belfast and Lauren Treidel of South Portland talk in the medieval encampment in Bonney Park.
Balloons come in for a landing in a field in Danville.
Nate Berube and his son Carter watch as a balloons land in a field in Danville. On of the balloons was carrying Carter's mother, Katie.
Balloon chase crew members Sue and Steve Peters of New Britain, Connecticut, with their babies, prepare to catch the Last Penny Balloon in a field in Danville.
A balloon comes in for a landing in a field in Danville.