About the Rio Grande Classic

Pilot Registration for the 2023 Rio Grande Classic is now closed. Will Rhett Heartsill and Keith Takach defend their crowns or will YOU take the champion title.  Special Thanks to Pat Chando for our 2023 RGC Logo which features the balloons of last year’s champions!


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The 2023 Rio Grande Classic Event including the BFA/HACD sanctioned Southwest Regional Championship, and the New Mexico State Championship are coming up fast! Our Event Directors for this year will be Maury Sullivan and AIBF Sam Parks! Our special thanks to Elisa Talbert and Jessica Price for chairing this major balloon event! We want to thank ALL our sponsors for making this event possible! (edited)