YES, WE GOT PERMISSION
It took years to earn the trust of our local community of balloon pilots.
Pilots of all creeds are rightfully apprehensive about the public availability and possible misuse of drones. Especially at an event with so many aircraft and spectators, this issue has been at front and center for some time.
Every aspect of our operation was conducted in accordance with FAA regulation.
Conduct safe UAS (drone) operations,
in close proximity to hundreds of aircraft and thousands of people.
Try not to happy dance while the world is watching.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Well... twice (so far).
This work is, by far, the most exhilarating professional experience possible.
Both thrilling and terrifying.
We really couldn't be more grateful to be a part of this Albuquerque pastime.
WE CHECKED EVERY BOX
at the most photographed event in the world.
The first time drone operations have been allowed to be conducted at the
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Being the first time drones would be seen at Fiesta, a big part of our job in 2018 was to make sure the public was informed of the rules.