Wednesday at Balloon FiestaOctober 9th, 2013 at 5:29 am by Hawa Konte under Balloon Fiesta
9:00 am: Thanks so much for joining us on Day 5 of Balloon Fiesta! Make sure to check back every morning this fiesta for more live blogging!
8:50 am: Special shape, Yellow Jacket.
8:40 am: Matt looks out at balloons as the fly in Albuquerque’s box.
8:34 am: Crowds head to vendor row as balloons begin to land.
8:29 am: KRQE crews broadcasting live at Balloon Fiesta Park.
8:26 am: Special shape, Cosmos I.
8:15 am: Bee Family takes to the sky.
8:05 am: More special shapes prepare for launch.
7:56 am: Special shape, Angry Bird, takes flight.
7:50 am: Balloons headed south as they fly in the sky.
7:45 am: Airabelle taking shape.
7:40 am: Balloons inflate and launch off field at Balloon Fiesta Park.
7:37 am: Special shape, Jet Pilot, takes to the sky.
7:29: am: Airabelle begins to inflate.
7:27 am: Matt and Kristen are joined by 23-year-old Sidney Sevrin, the youngest pilot in this year’s Balloon Fiesta.
7:17 am: Pilots and crews prepare for launch.
7:13 am: Balloons continue to launch off the field.
7:09 am: Matt and Kristen talk with Kim Vesely about the America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race.
7:04 am: The Balloon of the Day, the 7-Eleven Balloon, carries the American Flag during the national anthem.
7:03 am: Balloon Fiesta Zebras gather at the pilot’s briefing.
6:48 am: Balloons okay to launch Wednesday morning.
6:16 am: At the pilot’s briefing waiting to see if balloons will launch.
5:49 am: Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke updating us on current conditions.
5:38 am: Wednesday is the Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension at Balloon Fiesta.
5:30 am: Stay with us as we report the latest live from Balloon Fiesta park!