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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.

World Record Balloon Flight From Japan to North America
Troy (Right) and Leonid (Left) WELCOME HOME TROY!
Come out to Albuquerque Sunport this Sunday (02/01/15) at 12 Noon (MST). Help welcome our hometown hero Troy Bradley, coming right from his record-breaking Trans-Pacific balloon flight. Be part of the welcoming festivities in the arrival terminal area. Come be a part of a true New Mexico welcome with live music and festivities!

12 Noon (MST)

Albuquerque Sunport

“Delightful, interesting, thought provoking…high flying” – Balloon Enthusiast