No flights today at Balloon Fiesta Park - Albuquerque Journal

No flights today at Balloon Fiesta Park

Balloonists inflate balloons for a static display after Monday’s launch was cancelled. (Roberto Rosales/Journal)

After a pilot briefing that detailed showers in the area and winds at 15-20 mph, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta officials made the decision to keep balloons on the ground Monday.

“There will be no Balloon Fiesta flights today and (the) competition is canceled,” a post on the event’s Facebook page states. “A static display is allowed on the launch field.”

A balloon envelope begins to inflate at Balloon Fiesta Park Monday. The launch was cancelled due to the weather. (Photo courtesy of Ron Hovey)

Many balloons began inflating on the field for static displays just before 8 a.m.

Monday’s launch cancellation was the fiesta’s first this year. The fiesta runs through Sunday.

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