Here’s a different view of Po.
Before a balloon can fly on Turkey Day, the new recruits must undergo their official outdoor test flight. Macy’s Balloonfest is the official unveiling an test flight of the Parade’s new giants. At the event that took place on Saturday, November 6th, each balloon’s pilot and captain, and the flight management team of twelve, guide hundreds of handlers as they fly the balloon in an extreme real-world setting. At its conclusion, the balloon will be deemed flight-ready and will retire to prepare for its Thanksgiving Day debut.