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Great Texas Balloon Race schedule of events

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Monday, July 22, 2013

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Practice Flight over Longview Area

Tuesday, July 23, 2032

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Competition Flight over Longview Area

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Competition Flight over Kilgore Area

7:00 p.m. Kilgore Balloon Extravaganza – Downtown Kilgore

Thursday, July 25, 2013

6:30 a.m. US Nationals Competition Flight over Longview Area

Friday, July 26, 2013

6:3 a.m. US Nationals and Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over Longview

4:00 p.m. Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport for Great Texas Balloon Race Festival

8:15 p.m. Special Shapes Spectacular

8:45 p.m. Great Texas Balloon Race Opening Ceremony

8:50 p.m. Balloon Glow

9:30 p.m. Cody Canada & the Departed in Concert

Midnight Gates Close for the Day

Saturday, July 27, 2013

5:45 a.m. Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport

6:30 a.m. US Nationals and Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over East Texas Regional Airport

Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for both US Nationals and GTBR competitors.

(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over the event grounds at ET Regional Airport. Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)

11:00 a.m. GTBR Festival Closes for Midday

4:00 p.m. GTBR Festival Re-Opens for Evening Entertainment

8:15 p.m. Special Shapes Spectacular

8:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony

8:50 p.m. Balloon Glow

9:30pm Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers in Concert

Midnight Gates Close for the Day

Sunday, July 28, 2013

5:45 a.m. Gates Open at East Texas Regional Airport

6:30 a.m. US Nationals and Great Texas Balloon Race Competition Flight over East Texas Regional Airport

Ring Toss Competition and other Navigational Tasks for both US Nationals and GTBR competitors.

(Balloons will be launched from at least 2 miles away and fly over the event grounds at ET Regional Airport. Launch site and time will vary depending on weather and wind direction)

All times are approximate and schedule may change without notice. All events at US National Competition and at the Great Texas Balloon Race are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. The safety of our pilots, volunteers and spectators is our primary concern. All competitive flights Tues – Fri will NOT be seen at the East Texas Regional Airport but will take place over the City of Longview and parts of Gregg County. Each morning the flight launch and targets will be determined based on prevailing winds

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