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Official podcast of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Join us Oct 2-10, 2021. #BalloonFiesta visit https://balloonfiesta.com for more information.

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Official podcast of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Join us Oct 2-10, 2021. #BalloonFiesta visit https://balloonfiesta.com for more information.

    October 10 - Farewell to 49!

    October 10 - Farewell to 49!

    The Season 49 Finale includes a look at the Schedule for the Farewell Mass Ascension.  We will also hear from many of the members from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta’s Board of Directors.  We will get their thoughts on the 49th event, the “Big Reveal” of the 50th Hot Air Balloon and the 49th event.

    Websites mentioned in this episode include:

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta https://balloonfiesta.com

    Balloon Fiesta Ticket Information: https://balloonfiesta.com/Purchase-Tickets

    Balloon Fiesta Entertainment Schedule https://balloonfiesta.com/Entertainment-Schedule

    Balloon Fiesta Artisans https://balloonfiesta.com/Artisans

    Balloon Fiesta Concessions https://balloonfiesta.com/Concessions

    Visit Albuquerque https://www.visitalbuquerque.org

    New Mexico True https://www.newmexico.org

    • 10 min
    October 9 - The “Box” and the big reveal!

    October 9 - The “Box” and the big reveal!

    The weather for the previous seven days of Balloon Fiesta has been fantastic.  Today on a View from Lift Off Lane, we will review the morning and afternoon schedule. We will also get a sneak preview of the big reveal that will be happening at Balloon Fiesta today as well as speak with a Balloon Fiesta pilot about his great flight in Albuquerque that took him throughout the Rio Grande valley and brought his special shape back to Balloon Fiesta Park.  In this episode, we speak with Balloon Fiesta’s Sam Parks and the pilot of Sheriff Airmadillo Michael Celentano.

    Websites mentioned in this episode include:

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta https://balloonfiesta.com

    Balloon Fiesta Ticket Information: https://balloonfiesta.com/Purchase-Tickets

    Balloon Fiesta Entertainment Schedule https://balloonfiesta.com/Entertainment-Schedule

    Balloon Fiesta Artisans https://balloonfiesta.com/Artisans

    Balloon Fiesta Concessions https://balloonfiesta.com/Concessions

    Balloon Fiesta Special Shapes https://balloonfiesta.com/Special-Shape

    Visit Albuquerque https://www.visitalbuquerque.org

    New Mexico True https://www.newmexico.org

    • 9 min
    October 8 – Balloon Fiesta Friday, FastTrax Skydiving and Chainsaw Carving

    October 8 – Balloon Fiesta Friday, FastTrax Skydiving and Chainsaw Carving

    Balloon Fiesta Friday means a little bit of everything our guests enjoy.  A launch, competition, special shapes, skydivers and chainsaw carving. Matt Harvey with Team FastTrax and Jason Emmons with Bear Hollow Carvers are interviewed in this episode.



    Websites mentioned in this episode include:

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta https://balloonfiesta.com

    Balloon Fiesta Ticket Information: https://balloonfiesta.com/Purchase-Tickets

    Balloon Fiesta Chainsaw Carving https://balloonfiesta.com/Chainsaw-Carving

    Balloon Fiesta Entertainment Schedule https://balloonfiesta.com/Entertainment-Schedule

    Balloon Fiesta Artisans https://balloonfiesta.com/Artisans

    Balloon Fiesta Concessions https://balloonfiesta.com/Concessions

    Team FastTrax: https://teamfastrax.com

    Bear Hollow Wood Carvers: http://www.bearhollowwoodcarvers.com

    Visit Albuquerque https://www.visitalbuquerque.org

    New Mexico True https://www.newmexico.org

    • 15 min
    October 7 – Shapes Day! Jeff Bennett and Tall Steve

    October 7 – Shapes Day! Jeff Bennett and Tall Steve

    It is Shapes Day!! This episode will focus on all things related to Special Shape Balloons at the 49thAlbuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

    Special shapes will launch from Balloon Fiesta Park during the Special Shape Rodeo™ and participate in a static display during the evening Special Shape Glowdeo™. This year’s event features 84 special shapes, 10 of which are making their inaugural appearance at Balloon Fiesta.

    Websites mentioned in this episode include:

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta https://balloonfiesta.com

    Balloon Fiesta Ticket Information: https://balloonfiesta.com/Purchase-Tickets

    Balloon Fiesta Entertainment Schedule https://balloonfiesta.com/Entertainment-Schedule

    Balloon Fiesta Artisans https://balloonfiesta.com/Artisans

    Balloon Fiesta Concessions https://balloonfiesta.com/Concessions

    Balloon Fiesta Special Shapes https://balloonfiesta.com/Special-Shape

    Visit Albuquerque https://www.visitalbuquerque.org

    New Mexico True https://www.newmexico.org

    • 12 min
    October 6 – Midweek Mass Ascension, flight of the nations and a “special project”

    October 6 – Midweek Mass Ascension, flight of the nations and a “special project”

    Today on a view from Liftoff Lane it is the 24th Flight of the Nations and Mid-week Mass ascension. We will take a look at the schedule and then speak with Jennifer Garcia with Balloon Fiesta about the Flight of the Nations and then we will hear from Andy Baird the owner and general manager of Cameron Balloons.

    Websites mentioned in this episode include:

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta https://balloonfiesta.com

    Balloon Fiesta Ticket Information: https://balloonfiesta.com/Purchase-Tickets

    Balloon Fiesta Chainsaw Carving https://balloonfiesta.com/Chainsaw-Carving

    Balloon Fiesta Entertainment Schedule https://balloonfiesta.com/Entertainment-Schedule

    Balloon Fiesta Artisans https://balloonfiesta.com/Artisans

    Balloon Fiesta Concessions https://balloonfiesta.com/Concessions

    Cameron Balloons https://cameronballoons.com

    Cameroon Balloons Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cameronballoonsus/

    Visit Albuquerque https://www.visitalbuquerque.org

    New Mexico True https://www.newmexico.org

    • 32 min
    October 5 – Day 2 of Competition and Landing Spaces

    October 5 – Day 2 of Competition and Landing Spaces

    Tuesday is the second day of competition.  This episode will briefly address the flying events and include an interview with Albuquerque City Councilor Brook Bassan about her work with the City of Albuquerque Balloon Landing Task Force.

    Websites mentioned in this episode include:

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta https://balloonfiesta.com

    Balloon Fiesta Ticket Information: https://balloonfiesta.com/Purchase-Tickets

    Balloon Fiesta Chainsaw Carving https://balloonfiesta.com/Chainsaw-Carving

    Balloon Fiesta Competition https://balloonfiesta.com/Competition

    Balloon Fiesta Entertainment Schedule https://balloonfiesta.com/Entertainment-Schedule

    Balloon Fiesta Artisans https://balloonfiesta.com/Artisans

    Balloon Fiesta Concessions https://balloonfiesta.com/Concessions

    Visit Albuquerque https://www.visitalbuquerque.org

    New Mexico True https://www.newmexico.org

    • 32 min

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