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PHOTOS: Flight of the Nations at Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was Flight of Nations Mass Ascension at Balloon Fiesta. The morning’s launch celebrated international pilots flying this year.

Pilot briefing to prepare pilots for the day. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Dawn Patrol inflating. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Lift off from Dawn Patrol. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloons light up the field during the Krispy Kreme Morning Glow. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloons light up the field during the Krispy Kreme Morning Glow. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloons light up the field during the Krispy Kreme Morning Glow. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloons beginning to inflate and set up for the morning’s mass ascension. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloons preparing for flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloons filling up Balloon Fiesta Park. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Mr. Fish balloon taking flight. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

The Bimbo Bread balloon flying in the sky. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

A beautiful morning lift off for most balloons. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Families came out early to catch the balloons lift up towards the sky. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

The Yoda balloon, a crowd favorite. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Vendors selling Balloon Fiesta merchandise. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloon Fiesta 2019 (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)

Balloons flying over the KRQE stage. (Sara Rose | Social Media Manager)