Famous “Chesty” Balloon at Chan Gurney Airport

Famous “Chesty” Balloon at Chan Gurney Airport

          On Saturday morning, the Chan Gurney Airport will have the famous “Chesty” hot air balloon inflated and stood up for inspection.

          John Lillivold, a member of the Marine Corps League and balloon pilot, describes his balloon…

          The balloon is the image of the Marine bulldog mascot, Chesty, who is named for General Lewis Puller’s nickname.

          Lillivold describes who General Puller was…

          Anyone who is interested in getting the balloon stood up, or would like to see it, they will start at 8:30 am, and have it up for about half an hour to an hour, depending on the weather.