Sunday at Balloon FiestaOctober 6th, 2013 at 5:14 am by KRQE News 13 Webdesk under Balloon Fiesta, News, Photos
9:00 am Thanks for joining us this morning for another beautiful day at Balloon Fiesta. Events today include wood carving contest and the Gas Balloon race launch at noon-2pm. There will be another balloon glow Sunday night as well. We’ll be live blogging all week.
8:50 am A princess coach balloon inflates on field.
8:44 am The Bees take off
8: 23 am Heading out into the field now for some more photos for our photo gallery later this morning….
8:20 am Balloons over the museum
8:08 am It’s time for Darth Vader Balloon to lift off
8:00 am The Butterfly balloon takes off
7:54 am Here is some quick video from the field
7:51 am The Stage Coach takes the stage during lift-off.
7:44 am Creamland “Airabelle” Hot Air Balloon deflates and the crowd lets out a disappointed cry.
7:34 am Sunrise hits balloon field
7:27 am 550 balloons this year. On the weekends the park can expect anywhere from 50,000 to 80,000 people
7:25 am Balloons take to the air in the first wave
7:21 am Dean and Jess talk about the Gas Balloon race that will take place later this afternoon
7:16 am First wave of balloons take off
6:40am Mass Ascension is a go this morning, there is no Albuquerque Box today. Today is Purple Sunday. Pilots will be posting purple ribbons on their baskets as a memorial to those balloonist who passed away this year.
Yesterday’s oldest pilot is 90 years old. Later today the Gas Balloons will take off; there are five this year.
6:11am Pilot briefing lights up
6:00am Matt and chief photog set up for morning live shot at the Balloon Fiesta park.
5:30 am @mattatkrqe We’re on the quest for the best breakfast burrito at @balloonfiesta park! What’s your favorite? #ABQ #BalloonFiesta #Yum
5:10 am Welcome to the second day of the 42nd annual Balloon Fiesta Enchanted Sunrise! Weather at the park is slightly warmer than yesterday and very little winds.
- Current Temp: 42°
- Dew Point: 20°
- Relative Humidity: 44%
- Wind Chill: 42°
- Wind: 0 SSE
- Wind Gusts: 8 mph
- Pressure: 30.25″
- Today Precip: 0.00″