PHOTOS: Flight of the Nations at Balloon Fiesta

Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was Flight of Nations Mass Ascension at Balloon Fiesta. The morning’s launch celebrated international pilots flying this year.

Pilot briefing to prepare pilots for the day. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Dawn Patrol inflating. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Lift off from Dawn Patrol. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons light up the field during the Krispy Kreme Morning Glow. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons light up the field during the Krispy Kreme Morning Glow. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons light up the field during the Krispy Kreme Morning Glow. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons beginning to inflate and set up for the morning’s mass ascension. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons preparing for flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons filling up Balloon Fiesta Park. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Mr. Fish balloon taking flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
The Bimbo Bread balloon flying in the sky. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
A beautiful morning lift off for most balloons. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Families came out early to catch the balloons lift up towards the sky. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
The Yoda balloon, a crowd favorite. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Vendors selling Balloon Fiesta merchandise. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)
Balloons flying over the KRQE stage. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

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