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Read our Balloon Fiesta farewell wrap up: 2015 fiesta says ‘goodbye’ with another mass ascension.
Nearly 560 balloons registered for this year’s Balloon Fiesta, including 100 special shapes.
Although winds were calm at the surface, they were stronger at higher altitudes, especially later in the morning. Some balloonists opted to inflate their balloons by not fly.
All balloons that launched during Sunday’s Farewell Mass Ascension landed safely, according to Balloon Fiesta media relations manager Tom Garrity.
The last balloon to deflate on the field was the Bullseye balloon out of Albuquerque.
All balloons that lifted off the field during the Farewell Mass Ascension have landed.
The field has been closed to new inflation as of 8:10 a.m. Balloons that are already can stay inflated
Balloons lifting off during Sunday’s Farewell Mass Ascension are drifting north towards Corrales and Rio Rancho.
Balloon Fiesta officials are flying the green flag signaling Sunday’s mass ascension is a go.
Balloons lifting off during Dawn Patrol are drifting to the north.
While winds are light on the field, Balloon Fiesta officials say winds may pick up after sunrise making for challenging flying Sunday morning.
Balloons taking part in Sunday’s Dawn Patrol have inflated and are glowing before launching.
More balloons are cold inflating on the field as officials begin the 6:15 a.m pilot’s briefing.
A few balloons are inflating on the field before Sunday’s Dawn Patrol.
The wind is 5 mph or less and the temperature is 54 degrees at Balloon Fiesta Park.
Today’s Balloon Fiesta schedule: