Sunday Balloon Fiesta Photo BlogOctober 14th, 2012 at 4:59 am by Hawa Konte under News
9:00am: Thanks for joining us this week during the 2012 Balloon Fiesta.
8:47am: Special shape ’1 Down 8 – 2 Go, lays to rest.
8:42am: Special shape ‘The Shark’ takes to the sky.
8:39am: KRQE News 13 continues to broadcast live at the Balloon Fiesta.
8:36am: Sandy Cohen, the new director of the Balloon Museum, stops by to talk about what the museum has to offer.
8:23am: As final balloons launch, crowds head to vendor row.
8:16am: Special shape ‘Spider Pig’ shows that even spider pigs can fly.
8:12am: Bees take to the sky and spread their wings.
8:05am: Special shapes The Bees, prepare to launch.
7:56am: Special shape ‘Simba’ gets ready to launch.
7:44am: Balloons take to the sky.
7:37am: Jay Miller with Nikon stops by.
7:33am: Special shape Airbelle, The Flying Cow inflates.
726am: Balloons continue to launch off of Balloon Fiesta Park.
7:21am: Special shape ‘Airabelle, The Flying Cow begins to inflate.
7:15am: Pilot Dean Davie carries the American flag during the national anthem at the Farewell Mass Ascension.
7:12am: Balloons begin to inflate and prepare for launch.
7:08am: Jennifer Riordan with Wells Fargo is on set to talk about the special shape ‘Center Stage.’
7:00am: Crowds enjoy some morning treats on vendor row.
6:57am: Matt and Jessica get ready to go live.
6:39am: Dawn Patrol Balloons begin to launch of field.
6:38am: Weather looks good at the surface and officials expect balloons to launch.
6:02am: Crowds pouring into Balloon Fiesta Park. Traffic is building.
5:42am: Getting ready to head to this morning’s pilots briefing.
5:30am: People continue to fill Balloon Fiesta Park.
5:03am: @mattatkrqe Off to last day of #balloonfiesta with @ElizabethAtKRQE you headed out too??!!
5:00am: Today is Farewell mass Ascension Day. Mass Ascensions, a launch of all the participating balloons have been a feature of Balloon Fiesta since its earliest days and is the most spectacular display of sound and color in all of aviation.