LEETON'S skies put on a show over the weekend as hot air balloons featuring all colours of the rainbow glided through the air above.
Easter in Leeton has become synonymous with hot air balloons and, even though there were no official events happening, droves of residents still turned out to see the majestic balloons in action.
From Good Friday morning the hot air balloons were able to set off on a new adventure from Leeton's skies, taking off from St Francis College on most mornings.
On Easter Sunday a new launch spot at Leeton High School ovals was chosen meaning residents right in the centre of town had the best seats in the house.
Evenings were a little different meaning most flights didn't go ahead as planned due to the unseasonably warm weather.
Temperatures at most evenings around 6pm throughout the long weekend hovered at the 30 degree mark.
However, apart from that small hitch, the balloons and their pilots were treated to magic mornings above Leeton with the temperatures just right at dawn and very little wind to contend with.
Many residents who had booked private flights were thrilled to see their home town from the sky, which was looking beautiful after recent rain.
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As it wasn't a Leeton SunRice Festival year there was no balloon glow in 2021, but hopefully the event will return in 2022 bigger and better.
In more good news for the shire, the pilots will be back in Leeton later this year for a special training camp in town. For more information visit Picture This Ballooning on Facebook.
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