Dec. 29, 2023
Thru Jan. 1, 2024

Weather Permitting!

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PARKING:  Visitors should park in the Ruth Powell Elementary School parking lot.

ENTRANCE:  Enter the field through the open gate on the south side of the parking lot.  

LAUNCH LOCATION: Balloons will be setting up and launching on the grass field to the east of (behind) the bus barn and south of the TTC (Technology & Training Center). 

 

GLOW LOCATIONS:   Friday night glow will be in the Home Depot Parking Lot.  Saturday Night Super Glow Show New Year's Eve Party will be at the Safford Middle School football field.


CREWING:  If you are interested in being on a balloon chase crew, sign up at Crew Sign Up Page .

Visitors are encouraged to come onto the field where the balloons launch.  Please do not step on the balloons.

NO SMOKING on the field or anywhere on campus.

NO ANIMALS will be allowed on field.

NO DRONES allowed within 1000 feet of field or balloons in the air.



                  Schedule of Events 2022-2023

Thursday, Dec 29, 2022 VIP Day
  7:00 AM   Pilot Briefing
  7:30 AM   Balloons Launch
   1:00 - 3:30 PM    Safford Mural Scavenger Hunt for Pilots & Crew
   5:00 - 7:00 PM    Meet the Pilot Sponsor Dinner



Friday, Dec 30, 2022
  7:00 AM   Pilot Briefing
  7:30 AM   Balloons Launch
   12:00 - 4:00 PM    Morenci Copper Mine Visit for Pilots & Crew
   5:00 - 7:00 PM    Home Depot Glow

Friday's Balloon Glow

Home Depot Parking Lot

  5:30 PM   Glow Pilot Briefing
  6-7 PM   Glow



Saturday, Dec 31, 202
  7:00 AM   Pilot Briefing
  7:30 AM   Balloons Launch
   1:00 - 3:00 PM    Cotton Gin Tour for Pilots & Crew

Super Glow Show New Year's Eve Party

Safford Middle School Football Field 

  6-8:30 PM  

Free Balloon Glow, Tether Rides, Snow Machine, UTV Glow, Car Show & After Shock

  6:45 PM   Glow Pilot Briefing
   7:15-8:30 PM    Candel Stick and Balloon Glow
   8:30 PM    Balloon Drop to bring in the New Year



Sunday, Jan 1, 2023
  7:00 AM   Pilot Briefing
  7:30 AM   Balloons Launch


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