Boise … from 200 feet in the air!

Six on Your Side’s multimedia journalist Frankie Katafias and photojournalist Matt Bowlin got a bird’s eye view -– literally -– of the Boise Valley Thursday morning, as part of the Boise Balloon Classic Media Day.

Launching from Ann Morrison Park, hot air balloon pilots took media representatives on flights over the Boise area.

It was Frankie’s first-ever balloon ride. “I loved it! It was exhilarating! We hovered in the air for about an hour, looking for somewhere to land. We came close to power lines a few times, but the pilot was able to (steer clear of the lines) and land on the playground at Valley View Elementary. Our pilot was awesome!” she said.

Check out the photos from their flight!

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