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 largest hot air balloon competitions in the world each year.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Albuquerque, New Mexico to feature the history and literary life of the community.?Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.

International Balloon Rally

July 2, 2016 – July 4, 2016 Hot air balloons will fly at 6:30pm (weather permitting).

If you are a pilot interested in participating, please print and complete both a Pilot Application and Pilot Agreement.
Location: La Mesa Airfield Hwy 555 Raton NM 87740 USA