Every year during the Balloon Fiesta hundreds of hot air balloons take flight. Controlling those colorful giants are the dedicated men and women who make each Balloon Fiesta as memorable as the last. Cheri White, a commercial hot air balloon pilot with over 2,300 pilot hours, is one of many pilots participating in the 2016 Balloon Fiesta. Flying since the age of 14, Cheri has flown in more than 40 states around the country and around the world. With multiple medals and honors under her belt, Cheri is currently the Southwest Region Director and Vice President of the Balloon Federation of America. Learn more about Cheri White and the advice she has for future pilots in this month’s Inside the Basket.
Albuquerque to host national ballooning competition, a first for the Balloon Fiesta
Balloon Fiesta’s staff works tirelessly year-round to prepare for the event. Susan Dunn serves as the bookkeeper for Balloon Fiesta. Read more about Susan’s story and what she thinks is the best part of her job in this month’s Inside the Basket!
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5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE
4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Local: (505) 821-1000