Event News & Updates

Sep 30, 2015

Balloonists go back to school with Albuquerque Aloft


Kickoff program schedules lift off from 75 schools

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® will launch from the playgrounds of schools throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Friday, October 2. Albuquerque Aloft, creates an innovative teaching experience, taking place since 1990.

This year, 71 school yards will serve as a temporary launch site for Albuquerque Aloft. The balloons and their pilots will go to selected schools first thing in the morning, and will either launch from the school grounds, or remain inflated at the site. Schools are encouraged to invite friends and family to these events which is the only Balloon Fiesta flying event that will launch outside of Balloon Fiesta Park.

The 75 schools participating in Albuquerque Aloft are:
Albuquerque:

Adobe Acres
Alameda Alice
King Community School 
Alvarado Apache 
Arroyo Del Oso 
Armijo Barcelona
Bel Air Carlos 
Rey Chamiza 
Chelwood Cochiti 
Comanche 

Corrales 
Dennis Chavez 
Double Eagle 
Edward Gonzales 
E.G. Ross Emerson Eubank 
Georgia O'Keeffe
Governor Bent Griegos 
Hodgin Hoffmantown 
Church Hope
Christian Inez 
Jewish Community Center 
John Baker 
Kit Karson
La Luz La Mesa Legacy Academy 
Los Padillas 
Los Ranchos MacAuthor 
Marie M. Hughes 
Mark Twain 
Matheson Park 
McCollum Menual School 
Mission Avenue Mitchell 
Monte Vista 
Montezuma
Navajo New Mexico International School 
North Star Osuna 
Painted Sky Reginald Chavez 
Rudolfo Anaya S.R. 
Marmon S.Y. Jackson 
Sombra Del Monte
Tierra Antigua
Tomasita Ventana Ranch
Zia Zuni 

Rio Rancho:
Cielo Azul 
Colinas del Norte 
Enchanted Hills
Ernest Stapleton
Maggie Cordova
Martin Luther King Jr 
Puesta del Sol 
Rio Rancho Sandia Vista
Shining Stars 
Vista Grande