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Balloon Fiesta merchandise overflows with colorful creations while reminding guests about the memories made at the event.
Helping the pins, jackets, and patches become a major part of the experience, Balloon Fiesta’s new merchandising manager Lisa Mulder speaks about the excitement and history behind Balloon Fiesta merchandise.
This year, JR Allison, longtime pilot, balloon owner and chaser joins the Board of Directors bringing more than 35-years of experience in ballooning. His passion and dedication to the ballooning community make him a valuable part of the team. “My interest in joining the Board of Directors is to help in any way possible to see that the Balloon Fiesta continues to succeed and prosper in the coming years,” Allison said.
If you attended the 2013 Balloon Fiesta, a mass ascension of balloons wasn’t the only cool thing you saw. Over 200 Airstream RVs traveled together to Albuquerque in October, including one family that has traveled over 40,000 miles in a 2007 Airstream International 25FB Ocean Breeze named “Mali Mish.”
Dan, the patriarch of the family and driver of Mali Mish, told us a little more about his RV experience at Balloon Fiesta and traveling with three kids under the age of 6.
As Balloon Fiesta is quickly approaching, Bill Walker, President of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Board of Directors, gives fans insider tips and advice in this issue’s “Inside the Basket."
Traveling all over the world with two hot air balloons, Pilot Luc Goethals and wife/crew chief Loren Goethals fly together and work as a team. Piloting the special shape Pigasus (formerly Mr. PWUP) and their 105,000-cubic balloon “Zipper” at this year’s Balloon Fiesta, the Goethals explain how their love started “Inside the Basket,” years ago at Balloon Fiesta: