Balloons Come in All Sizes and Shapes by aglennc

Balloons Come in All Sizes and Shapes

Up to 700 balloons and 1000 pilots participated in this year's Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. They had balloons in all shapes and sizes --anything and everything from a huge cow sponsored by a dairy and a beagle dog to a massive stage coach. It was fascinating.

To pilot a balloon you must have a pilot's license, or airman's certificate, just as you would for an airplane or any other aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues balloon pilot licenses who are trained in the Lighter-than-Air category, Hot Air Balloons can cost anywhere from $40,000 to $150,000 dollars. Not exactly cheap!
This is a fav and I love them all but it would be a fav just fir the sake of that owl.
October 23rd, 2018  
@pandorasecho Thanks for the fav, Dixie. Yes that owl was a favorite of mine too. That's why I took several photos of it!
October 23rd, 2018  
Such a colorful capture :)
October 24th, 2018  
A wonderful capture, so colourful.
October 24th, 2018  
Cool
October 24th, 2018  
I'll bet that was one colourful sky once they were all up in the air. Lovely 🙂
October 24th, 2018  
Wonderful collection
October 24th, 2018  
@paul10 It was truly unbelievable! Yes!
October 25th, 2018  
Nice and colourful scenery well taken, I can recall My Wife Pam and I were sent a Anniversay gift of a Balloon ride from family it sounded good but we ended up crash landing I was the smallest person and had people all on top of me,we were lucky I had a few bruises to show for the ride.:)
January 9th, 2019  
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