New Mexico: Gas balloon photos

It would have been easy to miss the gas balloon competition going on at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta, as the weather postponed it for a couple of days. It finally ended up happening at night with a much smaller crowd. After taking photos on the perimeter for a while, I worked my way up to … Continue reading New Mexico: Gas balloon photos

New Mexico: America’s Challenge at the Balloon Fiesta

After I posted my Day 3 photos, the Balloon Fiesta app advised that the America's Challenge was going to begin inflation at 5:30 p.m., and launch around 8 p.m. The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race is a distance races for gas balloons, modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett. It differs from the older event … Continue reading New Mexico: America’s Challenge at the Balloon Fiesta