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Posted October 2, 2015

Students Launch Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Aloft event is the unofficial beginning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Students from more than 54 APS elementary schools helped launch hot air balloons early today for the annual Albuquerque Aloft, the first flying event of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Parents, students and teachers alike had the opportunity to meet the pilots and crew and experience the excitement of watching and learning how a hot air balloon flies. Albuquerque Aloft is the only Balloon Fiesta flying event that launches outside of Balloon Fiesta Park.

Albuquerque Aloft also provides city residents and guests a visual preview of Balloon Fiesta, as balloons launch from different sites around the city simultaneously.

Students enjoyed the sights and sounds of the event, with many schools holding family friendly events.

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