Color, color, color!


A riot of color and shapes typify a morning mass ascension.

Forty years of Balloon Fiesta is proudly presented in this new publication…


Written by: Douglas M. Heller
Edited by: Bobbi Valentine
Photography (Unless Otherwise Noted):
Douglas M. Heller & Bobbi Valentine
Design & Production: Bette Brodsky

About Aloft!

Once you attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in person, you're forever hooked! It's an addictive setting that captivates both young and old. Aloft! is the next best thing to being there. You will learn a brief history of ballooning and how Balloon Fiesta got its start in New Mexico. The book is filled with an array of visually stimulating images combined with entertaining and informative narrative encompassing all key aspects of the nine-day event. We'll conclude your journey with some brief technical information on ballooning . . . how they work, how they're made, how much they cost and the piloting requirements needed to fly them. If you've been fortunate enough to attend Balloon Fiesta®, then Aloft! is a great way to relive your experience and share it with others. If you have yet to experience the event, then Aloft! will vicariously take you there as both spectator and passenger. Now come and enjoy the greatest ballooning spectacle on the planet!

Take a few minutes to view Aloft! online by using the "View The Book" link in the left column.

Special Thanks To The Aloft! Sponsors!

        Kubicek Balloons                                                            Zia Film Distributing

        New Mexico Magazine