Horseback riding vacation with New Mexico Wells Fargo Hot Air Balloon
Flying Stage Coach at International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico
During the special shapes rodeo of hot air balloons, pigs do fly, as well as bumble bees, dairy cows, lady bugs, Sponge Bob and the impressive Cent’r Stage Wells Fargo Hot Air Balloon, among others.
While no horses were hitched to this larger-than-life stage coach, the hot air balloon measures 160,000 cubic feet of air, 100 feet from wheel to wheel and is 90 feet tall. The Wells Fargo Hot Air Balloon weighs 1,445 pounds and unlike a typical stage couch, it has room for one rider and a jockey – pilot. Similar to the horse-powered Budweiser or Wells Fargo Stage Coach team, this hot air balloon takes a dedicated crew of 20-25 people to keep it running – floating.