Green flag: Pilots are cleared for Friday’s Special Shape Rodeo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The weather is cooperating for the seventh day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Pilots got the green flag to fly at 6:33 a.m.

Following the Special Shape Rodeo, there will be a remote control balloons exhibition, competition flying, and the Chainsaw Carving Exhibition & Auction.

There’s also a Special Shape Glowdeo planned for Friday evening.

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