High Adventure! Photos and Videos from the 24th America's Challenge
The 24th America’s Challenge is in the history books – a history preserved on photos, video, and social media. Here is a compilation of interviews shot by our America’s Challenge staff, photos provided by the teams, and clips from social media posts. We thank the America’s Challenge teams, pilots, and crews for letting us share these with you. Items not yet linked will be coming soon!
- What is it like to fly in the America’s Challenge? Three of our pilots give us a quick glimpse
- Pre-launch trajectory forecast from race meteorologist Randy Lefevre
Team 4, Forden/Padelt
- Forden/Padelt Facebook page
- Video over Texas shot by Noah with selfie stick. The tarp around the basket helps hold in the heat and keep the basket warm at high altitudes. Note Bert catching some sleep on the basket floor.
- In flight video shortly before sunset Sunday night near Lubbock, TX
- Preflight interview with Bert Padelt on the team’s launch strategy
- Preflight interview with Bert Padelt on flying with Noah
- Photos from Noah and Bert’s winning flight
Team 3, Cowlishaw/Duncan
- Brenda Cowlishaw Facebook page
- Video from Brenda shortly after launch showing their spectacular view of the Twilight Twinkle Glow at Balloon Fiesta Park
- Pre-flight interview with Brenda
- Post-flight interview with Brian and Brenda
Team 2, Sullivan/White
- Fly Gas website – Cheri’s and Mark’s adventures in the Gordon Bennett and America’s Challenge
- Fly Gas Facebook page
- How cold was it? Cheri White’s video captures the bone-chilling temperatures
- Mark and Cheri video shortly before landing near Melrose, NM
- Photos from Mark and Cheri’s flight
Team 1, Fricke/Cuneo
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