Balloon crew turned pilot enjoys the view

Balloon pilot Ken Johnston began his career working as a crew member, but after a while, he decided that the view was better from the pilot's basket. "When I first started crewing, the furthest thing from my mind was being a hot air balloon pilot," he said. Weather permitting, Johnston will participate in the 27th annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest this weekend.

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