Renovations for Albuquerque Balloon Festival

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In preparation for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, renovations are underway. A few projects are already in process with the overall goal to improve the festival. The festival takes place annually in New Mexico. A spokesperson for the Balloon Fiesta made a statement. Tom Garrity announced that large towers had already been removed, as part of one of the projects. … Read More

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One Balloon Does Not a Festival Make

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The Hillsborough Balloon Festival and Fair in New Hampshire never took off. The event, which was planned for last weekend to raise money for the Lions Club, the Hillsborough Fire Department and the Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce, only featured one balloon. Three hot air balloons were scheduled, but due to illness and injuries, two pilots had to bow out. … Read More

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World War II Japanese Balloon Unfurled in Michigan

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Theresa Kiel, Byron Township Museum curator, along with her husband, Keith, and other Byron Center residents congregated behind St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church to unfurl a Japanese Fu-Go Balloon they purchased last month. “I can’t believe this day has finally come. It’s mind-boggling to me that we actually brought the balloon back home and now we get to see it after … Read More

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National Hot Air Balloon Championships Return to Galway

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The Irish National Hot Air Balloon Championships will be held at Claregalway Castle in Galway, Ireland, from September 24-29. The event was announced at Claregalway Castle last week. Galway County Council Cathaoirleach Eileen Mannion said she was happy to have the event return to County Galway. “Forty international Balloon Teams coming to County Galway is a great opportunity for the … Read More

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First Modern Balloon Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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In Bristol, England the 50th anniversary of the hot air balloon was celebrated. The name of the balloon was Bristol Belle. The hot air balloon was flown in July 1967. The four members credited with the making of the balloon were Bill Malpas, Giles Bulmer, Mark Westwood, and Don Cameron. All were members of the Bristol Gliding Club. All of … Read More

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