46 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2022 Media Guide STORY IDEAS • 50th Celebration • Albuquerque Aloft – over 100 balloons launch from select Albuquerque and Rio Rancho schools prior to the start of Balloon Fiesta. • Reenactment Balloon Flight • Pilots with the greatest number of years of attendance in succession: • 47 Years: Tarp Head & Bill Glen • 46 Years: Orv Olivier • Best wedding proposals at the Balloon Fiesta • Cost to buy and operate a balloon • Remote Control balloons and operators/new generation of balloonists • Craziest memories/events from the Balloon Fiesta • Favorite special shapes • Fireworks shows and the people behind them • Flying Competitions • History of ballooning in Albuquerque • Games for balloonists • How special shapes balloons are manufactured • How a balloon is built • Why Albuquerque for the Balloons? -Weather • How ground crews get the field in shape and ready • 78-acre field – size equal to 56 football fields • Meteorologists • Montgolfier Diplome – the most distinguished ballooning award • New/foreign pilots • Official photographers • Oldest/newest sponsors • Oldest/newest food concessionaire • Oldest/youngest pilot • Oldest/youngest volunteer • Prizes and competitions • RV cities on and near Balloon Fiesta Park during Balloon Fiesta • Safety – what it takes to make a safe Balloon Fiesta on the ground and in the air • Smallest/largest balloon • World records set at Balloon Fiesta • X Marks the Spot landing spaces • Zebras – personalities and responsibilities

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