Oct 5-13 (Sat - Sun, 9 days) The Southwest Odyssey, New Mexico and Arizona

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 9:00pm

Oct 5-13 (Sat - Sun, 9 days) The Southwest Odyssey, New Mexico and Arizona

 

 

October is the most beautiful time of year in New Mexico, made so in large part by the much anticipated sight of colorful balloons punctuating the skyline. During this season, the sky is bluer, the days are gentler, and the mornings crisper.

This is also the time for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Oct 5-13.  And what best way to see it and avoid the crowds is to do it by air and we can because we are pilots. For information, see the official website, https://www.balloonfiesta.com/

 

Order your tickets early and save time in the line!

Tickets for the balloon fiesta will be available beginning

April 5, 2019

https://www.balloonfiesta.com/Purchase-Tickets

 

 

And while were are there, why not swing up to Santa Fe, The City Different, a mere 50 miles to the Northeast. It is the capital of New Mexico and founded by Spanish colonists in 1610. This area was occupied for at least several thousand years by indigenous peoples who built villages several hundred years ago, on the current site of the city. For more information see, https://santafe.org/

 

Also on your way to or back from New Mexico, fly over Meteor Crater National Landmark 20 miles West of Winslow AZ and The Petrified National Forest 45 miles to the East of Winslow.

 

 

 

Suggested Itinerary:

 

Everyone is responsible for making their own arrangements and as the time nears, we can network for meeting up for lunch or dinner to share our experiences.

 

Oct 5:  Bay Area to Palm Springs (KPSP) - relax and spend the night

Oct 6: KPSP to Winslow AZ (KINW);  PM drive to Meteor Crater National Landmark

Oct 7: KINW to Albuquerque (KABQ):

Oct 8-9: Hang out at Balloon Fiesta

Oct 10: KABQ to Sante Fe (KSAF)

Oct 11: Visit Santa Fe

Oct 12: KSAF to Laughlin NV (KIFP)  (with lunch/fuel at Flagstaff - KFLG)

Oct 13 KIFP to Bay Area

 

 

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