Ghosts of Balloonists Past



6 thoughts on “Ghosts of Balloonists Past

    • Hi Fraggle. They were all balloon pilots. Most, but not all, died in balloon accidents. Sid Cutter started what turned into the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in 1972. Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, Larry Newman, and Ron Clark flew across the Atlantic in the Double Eagle Balloons. Carol Rymer Davis, Richard Abruzzo, Steve Fossett, and David Levin were all record holders for height, distance, etc. The others had participated in the balloon fiesta over the years.

  1. I found balloons very interesting. A cousin brought his business to a city near mine and I have plans to fly… For what I could understand so far, this picture is a tribute, a beautiful and sad one.

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