Photo Essay

Launching Dreams - International Balloon Fiesta 08 - Albuquerque, NM

Preparation For Flight

Albuquerque located in a high-altitude desert, has the Rio Grande running through the middle of town. To the east are the 10,678 foot-high Sandia mountains & ancient volcanic cones are to the west. This geography creates a special effect called the BOX, where wind currents allow pilots to fly in almost any direction, sometimes landing right back where they started. Albuquerque's high-desert location also translates into endless blue skies, great visibility & crisp mornings warming up to pleasant afternoons.

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  • Ray Kenn

    Ray Kenn gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    Excellent job! Well done ;-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Oh...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Victoria Tatum

    Victoria Tatum said (13 Apr 2009):

    Amazing photos.

  • Eldora

    Eldora gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    great photos!

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    Great! I love the colors here. Nice story.

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