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Posted September 30, 2014

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Balloons Take Flight from APS Schools for 25th Year

Albuquerque Aloft kicks off Balloon Fiesta at 58 of our schools Friday.

Painting by CHS graduate Sarah Wirtz is on sale at A is for Art! Friday at Hotel Albuquerque

Hot air balloons will take flight from the playgrounds of 58 APS schools on Friday for the annual Albuquerque Aloft, the first flying event of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

For the 25th year, students, parents and teachers will have the opportunity to meet the pilots and crew, learn about ballooning and experience the excitement of watching balloons take flight. Albuquerque Aloft kicks off the Fiesta, giving the community a unique view, as it is the only event in which balloons launch in pre-determined sites outside of Balloon Fiesta Park.

Balloonists will inflate from approximately 6:45-7 a.m. and will launch by 7:30 a.m., weather permitting.

The 58 participating elementary schools include:

  • Adobe Acres
  • Alamosa
  • Alvarado
  • Apache
  • Armijo
  • Arroyo Del Oso
  • Atrisco
  • Barcelona
  • Bel Air
  • Bellehaven
  • Carlos Rey
  • Chamiza
  • Chelwood
  • Cochiti
  • Collet Park
  • Comanche
  • Corrales
  • Dennis Chavez
  • Double Eagle
  • Duranes
  • E.G. Ross
  • Edward Gonzales
  • Emerson
  • Eubank
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Governor Bent
  • Griegos
  • Hawthorne
  • Hodgin
  • Inez
  • John Baker
  • La Luz
  • La Mesa
  • Los Padillas
  • Los Ranchos
  • MacArthur
  • Marie M. Hughes
  • Mark Twain
  • Matheson Park
  • McCollum
  • Mission Avenue
  • Mitchell
  • Monte Vista
  • Navajo
  • North Star
  • Osuna
  • Painted Sky
  • Reginald Chavez
  • Rudolfo Anaya
  • S.R. Marmon
  • S.Y. Jackson
  • Sombra Del Monte
  • Tierra Antigua
  • Tomasita
  • Valle Vista
  • Ventana Ranch
  • Zia
  • Zuni
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