Balloon Museum Pod Race 7
Sunday, November 18
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Join us for New Mexico’s only first-person-view (FPV) drone racing series! BMPR7 features drone racing, simulators, live video feeds, and much more. Spectator entry to BMPR7 is included with payment of regular museum admission fees.

Balloon Museum Pod Race 7

New Mexico’s Only FPV Drone Racing Series


Nov 18, 2018
01:00 PM – 04:00 PM


Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE
AlbuquerqueNM 87113


In cooperation with Southwest Pod Racing (SWPR), the Balloon Museum is pleased to present Balloon Museum Pod Racing, New Mexico’s only FPV drone racing series.

  • Pilots, Click Here (link coming soon)for BMPR7 race information and an online registration form. Consider purchasing a BMPR Pod Pass to receive discounts on race entry fees and other benefits, and your annual fee directly supports the BMPR series!

A Great Spectator Air Sport, and Fun for All Ages!

BMPR7 includes racing, live video feeds, hands-on simulators, educational demonstrations, entry to the museum’s exhibitions, food truck fare, and much more!

The Saga Continues At
The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque
Intergalactic Balloon Museum…
Darth and Yoda: Choose Your Side
Cue the “Imperial March.” Darth Vader is coming to the Balloon Museum. His darkness should not overshadow the fact that Master Yoda will be there, too, as the wildly popular duo of special shape hot air balloons return for a special inflation event on Friday, October 5, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting).
In addition to encountering Darth and Yoda up close, visitors also will be able to meet the balloon pilots and crew members, and:
  • Meet one of the galaxy’s favorite droids, BB-8, for a great photo opportunity
  • Explore the Balloon Museum’s exhibitions.
  • Enjoy the Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts at various stations in the museum)
  • Experience the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater
  • Visit the Balloon Explorium for hands-on hot air balloon experiments and simulators
  • Watch radio-controlled hot air balloon demonstrations, with guest “pilot” Chewbacca
Visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader’s own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison. Costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event. Those siding with Rebels should look for allies among members of the Bantha Canyon Base. For those undecided, there will be plenty of Mandalorian Mercs to mingle with, too.