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American History TV – History of Hot Air Ballooning

American History TV – History of Hot Air Ballooning – (CLICK HERE) History of Hot Air Ballooning

Troy Bradley talked about hot air ballooning and the role the balloons have played in U.S. history, including the Civil War and beyond.?Albuquerque is the hot air balloon capital of the world, and holds one of the […]

Albuquerque Box provides pilots a natural phenomenon to help steer balloons

The “Albuquerque Box” can be extra elusive for pilots at the Balloon Fiesta some years, but when it works, it really helps pilots and passengers alike.

Here’s why: pilots can make a balloon go up or down by applying heat to the envelope, but they have no way of steering the balloon, which is […]

ABQ Business First publisher shot this video at the Balloon Fiesta Special Shape Rodeo

Rachel Sams, Editor-in-Chief- Albuquerque Business First


A sky filled with balloons is a spectacle anytime; when those balloons are unusual shapes and sizes, it’s especially captivating.

ABF Publisher Ian Anderson captured this morning’s Special Shape Rodeo at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on video. According to the Balloon Fiesta’s website, the rodeo has […]