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ABQ Balloon Fiesta Dawn Patrol: The Dawn Patrol began at Balloon Fiesta in 1978, when two California balloonists developed position lighting systems that allowed them to fly at night. Dawn Patrol pilots take off in the dark and fly until it is light enough to see landing sites

Pilot with his passengers-ABQ Balloon Fiesta

Pilot your balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. www.balloonfiesta...

Who says the early birds get the worm? At the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta the early birds get the best views! www.balloonfiesta...

Ready. Set. Fly! Watch Hot Air Balloons take off at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta www.balloonfiesta...

See the balloons and pilots work as a team at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! www.balloonfiesta...

Zebra Zone- These stripes are worn proudly as the official launch directors at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Take Off- Before you take off, fill out the Hot Air Pilot Application. www.balloonfiesta...

Basket Help- Even though registration for the 2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is closed, find information on registration for 2013! www.balloonfiesta...

Crew Help- Needing some help with Pilot and Crew information? Go to www.balloonfiesta... for more details.

Crew members posing in the basket


Loading up the basket before take off


Hot air balloon set up

Getting ready for take off!

Filling the balloon with hot air!

Balloon crew working together to inflate hot air balloon.

Balloon crew works together to wrap up a hot air balloon.

Team Work

Zebra crew