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At 17, Veronica Vertrees may have been one of the youngest pilots to take flight at this year's Balloon Fiesta, but she was no newcomer to the world of ballooning. Taking time between homework assignments and college applications, Veronica shares how she became involved and what it's like to pilot a hot air balloon in this month’s Inside the Basket. 

The 24-member Balloon Fiesta board of directors works year-round, in many capacities, to help plan for the Balloon Fiesta every year. Jaz Czar serves as the board president.  Learn more about Jay Czar’s Balloon Fiesta favorites in this month’s Inside the Basket. 

Update 11 AM MDT (1700 UTC) October 27, 2016

In a race which may have set a new standard for directional diversity, patience paid off as Albuquerque's Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke outlasted the field to win their fourth America's Challenge distance race for gas balloons.

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Updated 12/04/16 11:06a
Temperature: 39.9F
Wind: 4.0 mph From N (9 Deg.)
10 Minute Avg Wind: 3.0 mph
Station Pressure: 30.180 in
3/hr Pressure Trend: Rising Rapidly
Sunrise: 7:00a
Sunset: 4:54p

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Balloon Fiesta Park

(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Mailing address

4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Local: (505) 821-1000