Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Aloft will again initiate the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta festivities this Friday, October 6. Beginning in 2005, Albuquerque Aloft has grown to include more than 65 schools in the Albuquerque metro area. The event provides parents, teachers, and students with the unique opportunity to meet the pilots and crew, and learn how a balloon flies.
A pilot briefing will begin at 6:30 a.m. coordinated by KKOB AM, followed by additional pilot check-ins at 6:50 a.m. Weather permitting, balloons will launch at approximately 7:00 a.m. Balloonists may elect to fly off the grounds, or remain inflated on-site.
The full list of participating schools can be found below:
A. Montoya (/Roosevelt MS)
Arroyo del Oso
East San Jose
Edmund G. Ross
Helen Cordero Primary
Marie M. Hughes
Mary Ann Binford
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon is an annual festival of hot air balloons that takes place every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world. For details on events, schedule, entertainment and photographs visit our website www.balloonfiesta.com and follow us on Twitter @BalloonFiesta and Facebook.