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Sep 30, 2015

44th Balloon Fiesta Hosts Balloonists from 17 Countries

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group 505.898.8689,

Flight of the Nations Mid-week Mass Ascension to Highlight International Participants


Around 550 pilots, from 17 countries are registered to participate in this year’s Balloon Fiesta. International balloons will enjoy their moment in the spotlight on Wednesday, October 7 during Flight of the Nations, an event that honors all of the countries represented at Balloon Fiesta.

Up to two balloons from each country will launch while carrying their country’s flag to begin the Mass Ascension.

Countries represented at this year’s Balloon Fiesta include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Ireland, Mexico, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

The mid-week Mass Ascension featuring the Flight of the Nations started in 1997 and has been a favorite and unique event in the international ballooning community.