Winds too strong for final mass ascension

J.R. Oppenheim
October 15, 2017 02:19 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Windy conditions at Balloon Fiesta Park on Sunday prevented pilots from flying on the final day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.


Fiesta officials raised the red flag around 8:40 a.m., canceling all flying events. Visitors at the park saw a static display on the last day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and those balloons that inflated did not stay up for long before the red flag went up.

Sunday was the only day over the nine-day event where a mass ascension did not happen. Some balloons not associated with the Balloon Fiesta did take off away from the park grounds. 

For our complete coverage from the Fiesta, click here.

For the latest weather conditions, click here.


J.R. Oppenheim

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