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National Balloons

National Ballooning, Ltd., has long been associated with the sport of ballooning. In fact, National was founded in the early 1970's and has been a long-time manufacturer of state-of-the-art balloon systems. The company's many advancements have made possible the production of a refined, high performance system. Pictured here are several examples of the National Ballooning built balloon systems. National manufactures all aircraft components including its own baskets and burner systems. They've come a long way since the 70's - and it shows.

Following the construction of several experimental balloons between 1979 and 1981, FAA type-certification was applied for and obtained by National Ballooning in July 1981 under the new Federal Aviation Regulations with National currently seeking additional FAA Certification on two new models - 140,000 and 160,000 cubic feet envelopes for commercial  rider  operations.  The  demand  for these

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larger capacity, commercial ride balloons is a testament to the popularity of the sport.

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For more than 35 years, National Ballooning, Ltd., has been building quality hot air balloon systems, exclusively in the United States. In 2014 National Ballooning moved their offices and manufacturing facilities to Albuquerque, NM, the hot air balloon capital of the world. Because Albuquerque is the epicenter of the sport, National ballooning has positioned themselves well within the ballooning community for growth and proliferation.