America's Challenge Updates
Results, Photos, and Videos - America's Challenge Flights and Landings
October 11, 2019
Posted 11 PM MDT (0500z)
We are pleased to share with you official results for the 23rd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta America's Challenge distance race for gas balloons. These results, based on analysis of the tracking data, are slightly different from the preliminary data posted earlier, but not in any way that changes the order of finish. The distances are given in kilometers, the official unit of measurement for distance gas ballooning.
A final listing of results including additional details, such as the nearest city, will be forthcoming later this weekend.
In the meantime, we would like to share with you more photos and video!
- Balloon Fiesta Live! America's Challenge wrapup featuring photos and videos from pilots (including some not included in the list below) and commentary from Balloon Fiesta Live! host Art Lloyd Jr. and America's Challenge media liaison Kim Vesely (the author of these blogs). This was our show on Thursday evening, October 10, when high winds cancelled Balloon Fiesta events.
- Two videos shot by Team 9's (Cheri White/Mark Sullivan, USA) crew of the balloon's landing in central Minnesota on Wednesday, October 9
- Phone interview with Team 5 (USA) co-pilot Peter Cuneo, including photos from Barbara Fricke and Peter Cuneo of their flight and landing
- Landing photos and a short video from Team 2, Eric Decellieres and Vincent Leys of France, and from Team 4, Noah Forden and Bert Padelt (USA)
Categories: AC 2019