Navigators at Balloon Fiesta

Navigator Central


Welcome Navigators! 

This is the place where Balloon Fiesta Navigators can find all the information pertinent to volunteering at Balloon Fiesta. 

Navigator Links

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2023 Navigator Handbook COMING SOON

Navigator Profile

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For a tutorial about how to use your profile: Profile Tutorial

Can't access your account? Please email Sammy Greenwald, Navigator Manager


To conduct the world's premier ballooning event while renewing friendships and promoting camaraderie among all participants and promoting the sport of ballooning, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico, nationally and internationally. 

Navigators on Facebook

Join our Facebook group: AIBF NavigatorsThis is a private group for current AIBF Navigators only. It's a great place to meet and engage with fellow volunteers, get event updates, and have fun year-round! 

2022 Basic Training 

Thinkific Navigator Videos -This course is brand new this year, so you will need to create a new account and then watch the videos! The course will notify the Navigator Manager when you have completed your videos! 

Optional Education 

  1. Gas Ballooning for Navigators - A more in-depth look at the world of Gas Ballooning with Barbara Fricke.  Updated  June 2019 (45 min)
  2. Gas Ballooning 101 - Similar to Ballooning 101, but focuses on the sport of gas ballooning. (11 min)
  3. America’s Challenge - The history of America’s Challenge Event. Updated 2018 (18 min)
  4. Advanced Customer Service - Learn techniques for dealing with Guest issues. Updated June 2019 (55 min)
  5. History of AIBF - A more in-depth look at the history of the AIBF. Updated June 2019 (38 min)
  6. The 2019 Event Presentation - A more in-depth look at the 2019 Event and the many activities that take place during the 9 days. Updated August 2019 (59 min) NOTE: This is NOT the required Event video!