OCT. 6-14 2018

News from the Balloon Fiesta Newsletter

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News from the Balloon Fiesta Newsletter

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Feb 25, 2013
Having a chase crew is an essential part to a successful balloon flight. Crewing for Cosmos I at the 2012 Balloon Fiesta, Robert Doyal brings experience and passion to the sport of hot air ballooning. From Houston, Texas, Doyal shares the thrill of being a chase crew member.
Jan 11, 2013
A seasoned ballooning pilot has hundreds of flight hours logged and a passion for the sport. Sam Parks, the 2013 Balloonmeister, has that and more. As an experienced principal flying official in ballooning events across the country, Parks has over 1,400 hours of flight time in both hot air and gas balloons.
Dec 21, 2012

During the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, spectator Hector Corominas from Spring Hill, Florida looked to his wife and made a major life decision that created Sky Gypsy Ballooning. He chose to become a hot air balloon pilot. A year later, Hector and wife Teri Corominas are a dedicated hot air balloon team planning to return to Balloon Fiesta for years to come.


Nov 29, 2012

As a former Balloon Meister, Balloon Fiesta pilot, and veteran board of director, Harry Season shares a few of his favorite memories behind-the-scenes at Balloon Fiesta.  From the challenges of September 11 to the challenges of a new pilot in Albuquerque, Season shares his thoughts.


Oct 9, 2012
Gilbert Gruet founder of Gruet Winery was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family, and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon.