POSTED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 5:44pm
Longview, TX (KETK) — For the next six days hot air balloons will fill the sky over Gregg County.
On Monday pilots took to the sky for their first practice run for the U.S. National Champion and on Friday the Great Texas Balloon race will kick off.
For a complete list of this years events go here.