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Originally called the Albuquerque Cloudbouncer Balloon Rally, it was started as a way to spark interest in the 1975 World Hot Air Balloon Championships and the 4th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which was moved from February to October that year. According to the January 1975 Cloudbouncer, a hare and hound and a possible flight over the Sandia’s were planned. Also on the agenda was an “all-in fun special social” planned for Saturday night.
BTW, the first day of the rally featured a hare and hound event from the State Fairgrounds. And did we mention it SNOWED? Sunday apparently brought great weather for flying.
Read more about it in the January and February-March 1975 Cloudbouncers.

Friends and Lovers 2024

It’s here, February 10 and 11, with the registration party on Friday the 9th. Use the buttons to become a sponsor, get all the event info, and register as a pilot, or nominate a crew for Crew of the Year. The winning crew will be announced and receive a special Ballooning Cornhole game set valued at more than $200.

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