It's a bird! It's a plane!

No, it’s a space shuttle hot-air balloon floating past the Chase Hall spire and weather-vane on the morning of Aug. 22 during the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston-Auburn. At 178 feet tall and 115 feet wide, the shuttle baloon, named Patriot, is the tallest hot-air balloon registered in North America. Photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen