About the Rio Grande Classic

Pilot Registration for the 2023 Rio Grande Classic opens to the first 50 Pilots on February 1st. Will Rhett Heartsill and Keith Takach defend their crowns or will YOU take the champion title.


Rio Grande Classic Balloon Competition

7 months 3 weeks ago

Local TV report of Rio Grande Classic weekend. www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/balloonists-gather-in-albuquerque-for-annual-competition/

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RGC Pilot Registration Opens 8am MT

February 1st, 2023

Albuquerque will again be hosting our Rio Grande Classic Event including the BFA/HACD sanctioned Southwest Regional Championship, and the New Mexico State Championship over Memorial day weekend. We are pleased to announce that our Event Directors for this year will be Maury Sullivan and AIBF Sam Parks! Check back for more details as they fall in place. Our special thanks to Elisa Talbert and Jessica Price for chairing this major balloon event!


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