Before a mass ascension can happen in the morning, roughly 8-10 hot air balloons are inflated and sent up as the Dawn Patrol. Dawn Patrol photos These photos are taken from different vantage points around the launch field, both close up and wider angle to get more action. Dawn Patrol pilots take off in the … Continue reading New Mexico: Dawn Patrol photos
Bob put together a quick summary of video highlights from our time at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: https://youtu.be/Mg2G5GSYePk Enjoy!
Today is one of the three days with only morning events (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday), so there was a Dawn Patrol and a Mass Ascension. I also was able to capture some of the hot air balloons coming back over the RV lot as they came in to land at the launch field. Dawn Patrol … Continue reading New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta, Day 3
Today was a good day - perfect weather, a mass ascension, and amazing balloons! Dawn Patrol This morning, we got a defined Dawn Patrol. Mass Ascension Skydivers Evening Glow
I get asked a lot about what the different event types are, so I've provided a handy list of what you'll see at each event and which days those events are scheduled: Dawn Patrol Show (October 5-13) The Dawn Patrol Show is not only beautiful but practical. The Dawn Patrol began at Balloon Fiesta in … Continue reading New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta event descriptions
Saturday, October 5, is coming up fast - only 10 days until the first day of the 2019 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Here are some tips to help prepare for your time at the event. Tips Arrive early. Gates open at 4:30 a.m. for morning sessions and at 3:00 p.m. for evening sessions. We recommend … Continue reading New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta Tips