Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: Balloon Flight

McGee Travel Tales

During October the International Balloon Fiesta took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you ever get the chance go. There were 550 registered balloon pilots.

Our first morning at the fiesta was the morning that we were scheduled to go up in a balloon. I’d had this planned for months, done and paid for the moment we decided to go to the fiesta. We went with a company called Rainbow Ryders and there were 600 people on the waiting list and all the balloon flight for every day of the festival were booked solid.Balloon and flags

We had to be at Balloon Fiesta Park by 5am; we were up at 3:15 and there by 4:30. There was no way we were missing this. Just FYI, if you do ever fly with Rainbow Ryders it is totally worth it to get the Ryder’s Club upgrade. They feed you and there is coffee along…

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