NM boy, 9, becomes youngest to fly balloon solo

FILE - In this May 26, 2011 file photo, Bobby Bradley holds the crown line of his new ultra-light hot air balloon as he watches it inflate at a launch site near Tome, N.M. At 9, Bobby will be the youngest trained pilot to fly solo in an ultra-light balloon when he lifts off from a patch of desert in central New Mexico on June 4. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File) Close

June 4, 2011 7:58:35 AM PDT
A 9-year-old boy has lifted off from a desolate patch of central New Mexico and floated into history.