Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-10-09 20:50:43 –
Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – In anticipation of next year’s 50th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a hot-air balloon was created at the Balloon Fiesta Park in just nine days. All balloons were grounded due to the weather on Saturday, but balloon Fiesta officials were excited to announce this new balloon to the world’s officials. We built a 75-foot-high, 90,000-cubic-foot balloon at the Sidcutter Pilot Pavilion in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That’s a pretty feat, according to officials who said it would take an average of nine weeks to make a hot-air balloon of that size.
Officials said the Cameron Balloons team also created a silhouette of a sid cutter at the top inside the balloon to honor the man who founded the event 49 years ago. Cutter died of cancer in 2011.
“My heart is throbbing, I’m trembling, my knees are trembling, I didn’t expect it, I had no hints, pure joy, pure joy” Said Sid’s widow, Jewel Cutter. “That is the purpose of this Fiesta as a whole, and that is the purpose of the balloon. It is joy and comrade.”
In addition to Cutter’s dedication, authorities said the balloon would honor other balloon riders from its first balloon Fiesta. “This balloon will fly around the country to promote its 50th balloon event in October next year. It has many small balloons, the original 13 balloons that participated in 1972. “. Matt Guthrie, president of Balloon Fiesta.
The final major rise of the event is scheduled for Sunday morning and the weather is pending. Next year’s 50th Balloon Fiesta will be held from October 1st to 9th, 2022.
Balloon Fiesta officials unveil special 50th Anniversary Balloon Source link Balloon Fiesta officials unveil special 50th Anniversary Balloon
The post Balloon Fiesta officials unveil special 50th Anniversary Balloon – Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Eminetra.