ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The green flag has been raised Monday, Day 3 of the Balloon Fiesta. It’s a near-perfect morning for today’s ascension at Balloon Fiesta Park, with the exception of a slightly stronger northerly wind at times.
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Dawn Patrol inflations begin around 5:45 a.m., with a launch around 6 a.m. As Dawn Patrol takes off, other balloonists can get an idea of wind speeds and direction at different altitudes.
Also happening Monday is the Fly in Competition which starts at 8 a.m., weather permitting.