Archive - Sep 22, 2012

Winds may have cancelled the race but a few balloons launched for the fun of it.

By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - Greg Hanson, Head Race Official said, “The FAA says that winds must be below 12 mph in order to have an official balloon race.  This is the reason we had to cancel the “race”, however if pilots felt it was safe to launch for recreational purposes they were given the “ok.”

Live Telecast from our Hot Air Balloon - Regular balloon updates all day

The wind wins today - 23rd Annual Balloon Race Cancelled

New Haven, Mo. – Today the winds win.  Despite the beautiful weather and blue sky, wind conditions are too dangerous for pilots to launch.

Special thanks to the pilots, sponsors and crew for coming out today; the race itself is officially cancelled.  However some pilots may attempt to lift off for recreational purposes.

Photos from Saturday's parade

Live interview with Brad Zobrist about today’s 23rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Race

Live recorded video of parade earlier Saturday afternoon

Today's Parade Route and downloadable map

--Today’s parade will start at 1:30 p.m. and begins at the New Haven Elementary School, ending in the city park near Lions Drive.

Below is the route, along with a map that can be downloaded to your smartphone and/or printed off.