The Dawn Patrol at the Balloon Fiesta | October 6, 2018

Before the mass ascension of hot air balloons (nearly six-hundred taking off in two waves at 7 a.m.), there are about a dozen balloons deemed the “dawn patrol.” These pilots help gauge wind speed and provide a point of reference for others. Here is a time-lapse of the dawn patrol on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Music: “Can I Sit Next to You (Ad-Rock Remix)” by Spoon.