Oldest Balloon Pilot in Longview

One Texan has competed in every Great Texas balloon race since it began 27 years ago. This afternoon the Great Texas balloon race continued with 86 balloons filling the skies, including 69 year old Sam Edwards of Austin who has competed every year for 27 years.

Edwards and his family have been ballooning since 1975, and he has flown in 26 national championships and 3 world championships.