About Bruning, Nebraska
Bruning is a village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 279 at the 2010 census. During World War II the U.S. Army Air Forces operated Bruning Army Airfield nearby. In October 1960, inventor and aviator Ed Yost used Bruning as the starting point for the first free flight of a modern, propane-fueled hot air balloon.