2017 | Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | AIBF2017

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Today is the start of the LARGEST Hot Air Balloon Festival in the world with over 600 hot air balloons including 100 special shapes.

Sadly I am not there this year (maybe next year) but this is a amazing event so I thought I should put it out there.

Some of the Special Shaped Balloons

From a Flying Motorcycle


To Darth Vader and Yoda


To a Owl

To even a PANDA BEAR!

Pictures will be posted throughout the event!

You can watch the livestream of the event at:

http://www.balloonfiesta.com/event-info/live-stream

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Are you going to this event? Have you ever been? Do you want to go!??! Comment below!
If you are there, post your pictures here :)

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I wonder which balloon is my favorite 😏?

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Is so cool seeing something from half way around the world. It’s 9 at night and morning over there. Just spectacular, awesome balloons too…

Thanks for sharing :)

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http://www.balloonfiesta.com/pilots-and-crew/pilot-search/#/
http://www.balloonfiesta.com/pilots-and-crew/special-shapes-directory

Check these out and find your favorite! Theres so many!!!

I already know my favorite…
https://community.infiniteflight.com/uploads/short-url/vgY9SLSqsLadxDWuFFtOFkWaepC.jpg
😘

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I’ve always wanted to go to Albuquerque for the festival. The balloons are always so unique in so many ways. Maybe next year I’ll go.

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The America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race:

Come watch the Gas Balloons takeoff and track them as they race for the furthest distance and then for the balloon glow!

http://www.balloonfiesta.com/gas-balloons/gas-tracking Tracking!

http://www.balloonfiesta.com/event-info/live-stream Live Stream!

http://www.balloonfiesta.com/gas-balloons/gas-ballooning-faqs FAQ!


Pictures will be posted from today tonight and you guys are free to post pictures aswell from this event.


6:00 - Twilight Twinkle Glow (Inflation may begin after the balloons launch)

6:00 - America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch

7:30 - Laser Light Show

8:00 - AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show, presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal

This festival is a blast! I went as a kid and loved it! Tried to go this year but it didn’t pan out. Hopefully next year will. Nice to see some ABQ love on this forum!

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Saturday, October 7th AIBF2017:

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PC: KRQE ABQ News (Dawn Patrol)


PC: KOAT ABQ News

PC: Albuquerque Journal
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PC: Albuquerque Journal
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PC: Albuquerque Journal

PC: Albuquerque Journal (Glow)

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That motorcycle one is awesome! getting on a hot air balloon is on my to-do list.

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Sunday, October 8th AIBF2017:

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PC: Balloon Fiesta (Dawn Patrol)
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PC: KRQE News
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PC: Albuquerque Journal
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PC: KOB News (Balloon in Fog over Rio Grande River)
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Credits: Balloon Fiesta Webcam Team. (Glow)

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Monday, October 9th AIBF2017

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(PC: ABQ Journal (Dawn Patrol)



(PC: BalloonFiesta)

(PC: ABQ Police)

ABQBF 2017 (Rest of the week. 10th-15th)

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PC: ABQ Journal


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PC: KRQE News

Video (By Lujan Films)

The Special Shapes Glow:


PC: PHSrcc

PC: Topsey

Scary Situation… (2 different perspectives)



Pilot wasnt hurt. One crew member on the ground got minor injuries. The Mexican Mariachi Balloon got ripped but the doll is fine

Jesus, that’s awesome, nice to see your still chasing!

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