On 13 May 1974 RTÉ News reports from Rockwell College, Co. Tipperary where the college has purchased a hot air balloon.

Fr. Desmond Reid speaks to RTÉ News about the college buying a hot air balloon for educational and recreational purposes. Fr. Desmond says that the hot air balloon allows students who are considering a career "in the air" to get a taste of what it is like.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 May 1974.