Monday’s events go off without a hitch
A balloon launches on Oct. 7, 2013, as part of Monday morning's Mass Ascension at the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (Robert Browman/Albuquerque Journal)
Balloons launch in front of the Sandia Mountains as part of Monday morning’s Mass Ascension at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque on Oct. 7, 2013. (Robert Browman/Journal)
Dawn patrol on Monday. (Greg Peretti / Journal)
A balloon carries the American flag to start the Monday morning Mass Ascension at the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Oct. 7, 2013. (Robert Browman/Journal)
Monday morning’s Flying Competition went off without a hitch. There are no Balloon Fiesta events scheduled for this evening.
Monday morning’s Mass Ascension has successfully lifted off. Next up is the Flying Competition. Officials have roped of the field and are waiting for the balloons to arrive.
Balloons have begun leaving the field after a successful Monday morning Dawn Patrol.
Today’s events include the Flying Competition where balloons launch away from the field and head toward Balloon Fiesta Park.
Traffic this morning was a breeze.