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Taos Mountain Balloon Rally, October 25-27, 2013

 

“…Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise”

Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country surrounding historic Taos erupt into a painter’s canvas of oranges, reds, ambers and yellows, […]

Red Rock Balloon Rally, December 6-8, 2013

Red Rock Balloon Rally

“…adventure-seeking balloonists soar above the magnificent canyons where movie producers still film Western epics”

“…adventure-seeking balloonists soar above the magnificent canyons where movie producers still film Western epics”

More than 200 balloons from across the country will take to the skies for the annual Red Rock Balloon Rally near Gallup.

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Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta, September 6-8, 2013

The Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta© (EBBR) provides an opportunity for balloonists, skippers and sponsors to get together and have fun at Elephant Butte Lake New Mexico. Additionally, it provides the communities of Elephant Butte, Truth or Consequences and Williamsburg additional visitors after the summer season.

The EBBR traces its history back to the 1970’s […]

Putrajaya’s hot air balloon fest

Putrajaya’s hot air balloon fest By REVATHI MURUGAPPAN star2@thestar.com.my Ready to roll: Event director Izzati Khairudin doing her rounds at the fiesta grounds.

The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013, returns to its Millennium Monument grounds for the fifth consecutive year.

A SEA of colourful, multi-shaped hot air balloons has been dotting the Putrajaya […]

Weather conditions that keep ballooners on the ground

These past two days the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association held their annual “Friends and Lovers” February ballooning event. On neither day was the weather good enough to fly so I thought it would be appropriate to post a blog about the weather and the conditions that generally prevent balloonists from flying.

“Weather” to Fly […]

Welcome to the Ballooning Capital of the World Web Site

We would like to welcome you to the Ballooning Capital of the World web site. The Ballooning Capital is located in the greater Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA area including area communities like Rio Rancho.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest hot air balloon festival and takes place each October. During the balloon […]