Past Meetup

"Come Get Carried Away:" Balloon Glo at Colorado Springs Balloon Classic


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The Balloon Glo will take place at the Launch field in Memorial park in Colorado Springs. The layout for the balloons will start at 7:30pm, and the Balloon Glo will be from 8:00pm till 9:00pm.

The Balloon Glo is when hot air balloons are filled with air but do not launch. They glow huge and beatiful against the evening sky. Bring a flash light and a jacket. No pets are allowed.

Some trivia:

Balloons range in size from 65,000 to 105,000 cubic feet in volume and stand around 8-10 stories tall.

The first passengers in a hot air balloon were:...yes, indeed, a duck, a sheep and a rooster.. in a hot air balloon launched by the Montgolflier brothers, Joseph and Ettienne. It took place on September 19, 1783.

The first recorded manned flight in a hot air balloon took place in Paris on November 21, 1783 (a couple of months after the sheep, the duck and the rooster survived their fun flight). Built from paper and silk by the Montgolflier brothers, this balloon was piloted on a 22 minute flight by two noblemen from the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

The event takes place in the Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, off Pikes Peak Ave between Hancock Ave and Union Blvd near the shores of Prospect lake.