President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend means there will be no hot air balloon rides at RiverLink’s Earth Day picnic Saturday, April 24. Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration cancelled the activity.
“Homeland Security and the Federal Aviation Administration pulled the plug on the flights, even though the balloons were to remain tethered and not rise more than 100 feet above the ground at Carrier Park,” according to an announcement from RiverLink today.
The announcement was quick to note that the picnic is still on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and, in addition to other activities, “There will be kite-flying (unless objections are heard from Homeland Security and the FAA).”
For RiverLink’s full release, click here.
— David Forbes, senior reporter