Thursday, November 6, 2008

Largest Balloon Fiesta in the World

Have you ever been in Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta? It is a yearly balloon fiesta that take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October.The event is the largest balloon fiesta in the world.Also,it is widely considered as the photographed event in the world.The balloon fiesta is a nine day event and has around 750 balloons.It has special events like the Balloon Glow which is one of the most widely anticipated events of the whole week.There's also a spin-off of Balloon Glow, Night Magic Glow features more than 200 tethered balloons in a twilight display of dazzling light and color.Another event what I like most is the Special Shape Rodeo. Somewhere long ago, someone decided that if a hot-air balloon could be round, then it could also be made into intriguing shapes.The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® has served as host for the Gordon Bennett Cup in 1993, 1999 and again in 2005.The Coupe Gordon Bennett is the world's oldest aviation event dating back to 1909. In the 2005 edition of the Gordon Bennett, the winning team of Bob Berben and Benoit Simeons representing Belgium flew 2,111 miles breaking every distance record for that event.


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photocredits:www.balloonfiesta.com, the Korky on Flickr,Bassomatic on Flickr,Paulena-KE5DDZ on Flickr,barjack on Flickr