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Inside the Basket - Dave and Erin Bair, Balloon Fiesta Pilots

May 25, 2022

Dave and Erin Bair are a father-daughter duo who both pilot balloons at Balloon Fiesta. In fact, they have participated as pilots with Dave’s father and Erin’s grandfather, Ray Bai…


Inside the Basket - Samantha Greenwald, Balloon Fiesta Navigator Manager

April 21, 2022

Samantha Greenwald is Balloon Fiesta’s new Navigator Manager, joining the organization this month. In this month’s Inside the Basket, get to know Samantha’s ballooning backgr…


Race Leaders Land in Texas; The Chase is On!

October 4, 2021

Posted Monday, October 4, 0830 AM MDT (1430Z) The America’s Challenge Command Center has received word that Team 4, Noah Forden and Bert Padelt, have landed safely at the airport in Big…


America's Challenge Teams Preparing for 6 PM Launch

October 2, 2021

In the photo: Barbara Fricke and Peter Cuneo (Team 1), Noah Forden and Bert Padelt (Team 4), Cheri White and Mark Sullivan (Team 2) and Brenda Cowlishaw and Brian Duncan (Team 3) Posted Sa…