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News from the Balloon Fiesta Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the happenings and latest news surrounding the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! We have three news categories to choose from:

News from the Balloon Fiesta Newsletter

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Apr 23, 2013

For this month’s “Inside the Basket,” we highlight a unique chase crew and member.  The 501st is the group of Stormtroopers that have brought the Star Wars experience to life during Balloon Fiesta. If you’ve ever watched Darth Vader’s ascent at his launch site, you’ve probably taken a picture with a Stormtrooper.  Meet Lor TK-7883, stormtrooper of the 501st.

Mar 28, 2013

Event sponsors play a key role when it comes to the success of this event. Pepsi-Cola has been a partner of Balloon Fiesta for more than 25 years. As a worldwide brand, the beverage company continues to be a part of the Balloon Fiesta experience for the fans and fun. Read more about Pepsi-Cola here.

Feb 25, 2013
Having a chase crew is an essential part to a successful balloon flight. Crewing for Cosmos I at the 2012 Balloon Fiesta, Robert Doyal brings experience and passion to the sport of hot air ballooning. From Houston, Texas, Doyal shares the thrill of being a chase crew member.
Jan 11, 2013
A seasoned ballooning pilot has hundreds of flight hours logged and a passion for the sport. Sam Parks, the 2013 Balloonmeister, has that and more. As an experienced principal flying official in ballooning events across the country, Parks has over 1,400 hours of flight time in both hot air and gas balloons.
Dec 21, 2012

During the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, spectator Hector Corominas from Spring Hill, Florida looked to his wife and made a major life decision that created Sky Gypsy Ballooning. He chose to become a hot air balloon pilot. A year later, Hector and wife Teri Corominas are a dedicated hot air balloon team planning to return to Balloon Fiesta for years to come.