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Old 10-31-2019, 06:42 PM   #1
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ABQ. Balloon Fiesta 2019 info

2019 Success!

We have a lot to celebrate, the just-completed 48th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta included some great flying days and the famous Albuquerque Box was present for most of the event. We started out with some localized fog on opening morning and a cold front blew through on Thursday, but nearly all of our events and sessions occurred on schedule!

Total number of registered balloons: 588
Total number of registered regular shape balloons:484
Total number of registered special shape balloons: 104
Total number of registered pilots (primary and additional):671
Total number of estimated guest-visits: 866,414
Total number of media organizations:141
Total number of registered media representatives: 839
Total number of views on Balloon Fiesta Live as of 10/18/18: 740,901
Total number of countries represented: 17 (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and the United States of America)

Thank you for your support of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!
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That is an unforgettable experience! We bought 2 tripod foldable stools to carry along in my backpack, as there are few places for older/handicapped people to sit when necessary. That is understandable given the event in progress.
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Would really like to attend again but keep getting shut out on campsites even 15 minutes after available. 15 minutes because site shut down. Seems selling sites to large groups before ever available to public. Found sites thru companies for 3 times the price. Really miss event.
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Check on becoming a "Navigator" (Volunteer) with enough hours you may get RV parking.

https://balloonfiesta.com/Volunteers

Chase Crew may receive parking and admission for the session/s you volunteer.

Navigators who meet the minimum training and shift requirements receive a Navigator pack, which includes:

Admission into the 9-day event
Parking for the 9-day event
Access to the Navigator Hospitality Tent for meals and snacks
Invitations to a variety of Balloon Fiesta parties
The current year's Navigator shirt
The current year's Navigator lapel pin
The current year's Official Event Program
The current year's Official Calendar
Discounts on event and dining area tickets
Additional benefits may be available, such as a Balloon Fiesta jacket, discount accommodations, and discount RV parking, depending upon hours served, team assignment, and role.

The DW and I have been Navigators on the Chase Crew Team (committee)since 2010
Come sign up.
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This event should be on everyone's bucket list. Last time we attended, an elderly man was dumped out of the basket, pilot error; he came in too low and hit the top of a tent during the pole grab event.
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