Bill Manus, balloon pilot, briefs his team on safety measure before mobilizing them to launch his balloon called the Shadow Dancer. His balloon along with around 700 other hot air balloons prepared to take off for the first mass ascension over Fiesta Park during the Balloon Fiesta at Albuqerque, New Mexico, Oct. 7, 2006. Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned New Mexico attraction where several hot air balloons have been flying for thirty five years. Staff Sgt. Bill Manus is an electronics warfare journeyman with the 150 Fighter Wing New Mexico Air National Guard.
US Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo Jr.
November 4, 2012
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