New Mexico – Mass Ascension for Flight of the Nations lifted off early
Wednesday morning with nearly 600 balloons.
The winds allowed the “box” to form that Albuquerque is so famous for. The higher elevation had stronger winds that
did not allow the competition portion of the balloons to come from outside the
field to complete the task for a second day in a row. America’s Challenge Gas Balloon race launch was
held off for a day because of impending weather that they would encounter as
the winds would float them eastward