Day 9 AIBF 2015. 






  The last day of the 2015 Albequerque International Balloon Fiesta saw another good day for flying. The clear dark blue sky allowed the dawn patrol to fly from the field followed by the fiesta flyers. The winds were again light but this time out of the south. Balloons rose and slowly floated to the Rio […]






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Saturday Day 8 of AIBF. 






Today was the second Saturday of the 2015 Fiesta and it was a great day for flying.  The morning saw a beautiful dawn patrol with the moon and mountains in the background. As they took off to a large group and drifted south before climbing and heading north the sun peeked over the Sandias.   […]






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Friday, Day 7






Day 7 of the Albequerque Intentional Balloon Fiesta was a good day for fun special shapes but competition was cancelled.   The morning saw light winds and the forecast called for light and veritable conditions.   The special shapes inflated and launched to the south.  Upper winds included a quick layer to the south but […]






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Special Shapes Day 6






Day six 2015 was again great flying.   The winds were light and verable which made competition difficult but was good for the special shapes.   The dawn patrol launched and confirmed the light winds.  When the sun came up, the ride balloons and special shapes took off and went in all directions.  While many […]






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2015 Balloon Fiesta Day 5. 






Another great day at fiesta.  Day 5 saw light winds that delayed the dawn patrol until sunrise.  The light winds started to the south but quickly turned to the north northwest. As the flight of nations took off the balloons started climbing to altitude and heading to the northwest.  The flights were slow and high […]






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AIBF 2015 Day 4






Day 4 of the 2015 Albequerque Internarional Balloon Fiesta showed good completion and a fun flight.  As the sun rise over the mountain the blue Albequerque sky was visible, the overcast skies of the last three days were gone.  The winds were out of the north a little stronger than the days before and the […]






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Day 3 AIBF 2015. 






Day three saw the first completion flights.  The skies were overcast but there was a perfect box wind.  The fiesta balloons took off from the field and gently flew south, then climbed up to box over the field.   The competitors took off from the field around 7:30. Competition was open from. 8-10 and balloons […]






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Day 2, 2015 Albequerque International Balloon Fiesta. 






This morning started with overcast skies and very light winds.  At the briefing there was concern we might all be headed north to the Reservation and with light winds they let the dawn patrol inflate but kept them on the ground.  500 balloons on the Reservation can make for a slow recovery.  As the sun […]






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Day 1 of Albequerque International Balloon Fiesta.  






Day 1 was a beautiful morning.  The morning started with a dawn patrol and light winds to the south with a ever so small box.  As the balloon of the day Canon took off and the sun rise over the Sandias the box became more prominent while there was still some clouds.  As nearly 600 […]






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