Events

                                    About Events
   Almost any weekend you can find a festivals somewhere in the world anytime in the year. There even are a few that last an entire week. The Festival, Rally, Race, Fest are just a few names that a town will call their special event. Balloon flights and glows are scheduled for evenings, morning times provide flights. In between the event may have many other activities to keep the general public entertained. Thousands of spectators come to see the beautifully colored balloons. You might find any where from 10 to 800 balloons at a festival. Typically festivals are thought to be in the summer months, but some towns prefer winter festivals and even in the northern states. It is cold but you just dress for it. At many events, balloon competition takes place. It is not to see who has the prettiest balloon. There would be a tie because every pilot believes they have the prettiest. No it is competition for the pilots to fly their balloon to designated target and drop baggies on the target. It takes skill to not only reach the target and score, but to fly to the next and maybe the 3rd and 4th targets. Yes many times pilots have multiple target. Over the course of an event scores are added and a champion is crowned. Price money is awarded to several pilots.


 Tim Cloyd will fly an annual Extreme Cancer Flight each winter. On this high altitude long distance balloon flight he will carry names on people who have dealt with cancer. Click on the Extreme Flight bottom below for more information.

Tecvisions Balloon Rides Events

                                                     2018  

                                           (upcoming events)

6th annual Extreme Flight to Find a Cure, Winter

March 22-24: Balloon Federation of America National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.

May 18-20: Balloons over Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon, IL.

June 2: Soaring Wings Winery, Springfield, Ne.

June 23: Private Wedding Flight

July 6: Lake Red Rock Balloonfest, Pella, Ia.

July 20-22: Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival, Waterford, Wi.

July 23, (July 24 rain date): Flight over Des Moines, Ia.

July 27-August 4: National Balloon Classic Indianola, Ia.

August 10-11: Nebraska Wine & Balloon Festival, Omaha, Ne.

August 31-Sept. 2: Harvard Balloon Festival, Harvard, IL.

Sept 7-9: Huff n Puff, Topeka, Ks.

Sept 14-15: Great Forest Park Balloon Race, St. Louis, Mo.

Sept. 28-30: Quad Cities Balloon Festival, East Moline, IL.

Oct. 6-14: International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, Nm.

Oct. 19-21: Caledonia Balloon Rally & Wild Turkey Fest.

Dec. 7-8: Balloon Rally, Caledonia, Mn.

                 

                                            Previous Events                             

                                                      2017                                                                        

Feb 5: 5th Annual Extreme Flight to Find a Cure, (Long Jump #9). The flight was 192 miles in distance and flew 59 names of people who have dealt with cancer.
May 31: in flight wedding. 

June 3: Soaring Wings Winery, Springfield, NE.
July 4: Iowa Falls Airport
July 7-9: Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest, Pella,Ia.
July 21-23: Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival, Waterford, Wi.
July 28-Aug. 5: National Balloon Classic, Indianola, Ia.
Aug. 11-12: Nebraska Wine & Balloon Festival, Omaha, Ne.
Sept. 1-3: Harvard Balloon Festival, Harvard, ILL.
Sept. 8-10: Huff n Puff, Topeka, Ks.
Sept. 13 Earlham, Ia. tether

Sept. 15-16: Great Forest Park Balloon Race, St. Louis, Mo.
Sept. 22-23: Quad Cities Balloon Festival, East Moline, IL.
Oct. 7-15: International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM.
Dec. 1-3: Bluffs and Valley Valloon Rally, Caledonia, MN.

                                                     2016
Jan. 30: 4th Annual Extreme Flight to Find a Cure, (Long Jump #8). The flight raised nearly $4,000 for cancer
              research. The flight lasted 2 hours 24 minutes over 105 miles. The flight honored 79 names of loved ones
              through Lifting UP a Loved One.
May 27-30: Tulsa International Balloon Festival, Tulsa, Ok.
July 8-10: Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest, Pella, Ia.
July 15-17: Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival, Waterford, Wi.
July 22-24: North Iowa Balloon Festival, Mason City, Ia.
July 29-Aug. 6: National Balloon Classic, Indianola Ia.
Aug. 12-13: Nebraska Wine & Balloon Festival, Omaha, Ne.
Aug. 26-28:Great Midwest Balloon Fest, Kansas City, Ks.
Sept. 9-11, Huff n Puff, Topeka, Ks.
Sept. 16-17, Great Forest Park Balloon Race, St. Louis, Mo.
Sept. 23-25: Quad Cities Balloon Festival, East Moline, IL.
Oct. 1-9: International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM.
Oct. 14-16: Balloons over Mt Vernon, Mt. Vernon, IL.
Dec. 2-4: Bluffs and Valley Balloon Rally, Caledonia, MN.
                                                   2015
Jan 10: 3rd Annual Extreme Flight to Find a Cure, (Long Jump #7), Raised over $7,300 for cancer research.
             The flight lasted 6 hours and covered 413 miles at altitudes above 17,000 feet reaching a top speed of
              83.5 mph. I flew 114 names through Lifting UP a Loved One.
April 25: Ode to Spring, Balloons Over Iowa
July 10-12 Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest, Pella, Ia.
July 15-19 Balloon festival in Waukesha and Waterford, Wi.
Jul. 24-Aug. 1: National Balloon Classic, Indianola, Ia.
Aug 7-8: Nebraska Wine & Balloon Festival, Omaha, Ne.
Aug 28-30: Lincoln Balloon Festival, Lincoln, IL.
Sept. 11-13: Huff n Puff, Topeka, Ks.
Sept. 18-19: Great Forest Park Balloon Race, St. Louis, Mo.
Sept. 25-27: Quad Cities Balloon Festival, East Moline, IL.
Oct. 16-18: Balloons Over Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon, IL.
Oct. 23-25: Great Midwest Balloon Fest,  Kansas City, Ks.
Dec. 4-6: Bluffs and Valley Balloon Rally, Caledonia, Mn.
                                                2014
Feb. 22: 2nd Annual Extreme Flight to Find a Cure, (Long Jump #6), Raised $6,000 for the American Cancer Society
               The flight was 6 Hrs. with a top Speed 59 mph and top Altitude 11,146 feet.
April 27: Ode to Spring Balloons over Iowa
June 2-5: Iowa Royal Family Kid's Camp, One tether during the week.
July 11-13: Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest, Pella, IA.
July 18-20: Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival, Waterford, IA.
Jul 24; Tether Kelly, IA (Rain Date Aug. 7)
July 25-Aug. 2: National Balloon Classic, Indianola, IA
Aug. 8-10: Great Midwest Balloon Fest, Olathe, KS.
Aug. 15-17: Centralia Balloon Fest, Centralia, IL.
Aug. 22-24: Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival, Lincoln, IL.
Sept. 4; Tether Kelly, IA (Rain Date Sept. 18)
Sept. 5-7: Huff 'n Puff, Topeka, KS.
Sept. 19-20: Great Forest Park Balloon Race, Forest Park, MO.
Sept. 26-28: Quad Cities Balloon Festival, East Moline, IL.
Oct. 17-19: Balloons over Mt Vernon, Mt Vernon, IL.
Dec. 6-7; Caledonia Balloon Classic, Caledonia, MN.

                                          2013
Jan. 1: Tim's Long Jump (Long Jump #4); 31 Miles, 2 Hrs, Top Speed-62.2, Top Altitude-17,500
Jan. 26: 1st Annual Extreme Flight to Find a Cure, (Long Jump #5), Raised $8,900  for the American Cancer Society
                The flight was 4 Hrs 8 Min., Top Speed 51 mph, Top Altitude 17,596 Ft.
Feb. 14: KXNO radio 1460am Valentine's Day Wedding Flight. Des Moines, IA. (to windy)
Feb. 16-17: BOI Ground School, Carlisle, IA. (Tim Teaching Commercial Classes)
March 30: Easter Egg Drop from the Balloon, Capital City Baptist Chuch. Des Moines, IA (Rained Out).
June 3-6: Iowa Royal Family Kid's Camp, One tether during the week (Too Windy)   
July 12-14: Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest, Pella, IA.
July 19-21: Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival, Waterford, Wi.
July 26-Aug. 3: National Balloon Classic, Indianola, IA.
Aug. 9-10: Great Midwest Balloon Fest, Olathe, KS.
Aug. 16-19: Centralia IL. Balloon Fest
Aug. 23-25: Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival, Lincoln, IL.
Sept. 6-8: Huff 'n Puff, Topeka, KS.
Sept. 20-21: Great Forest Park Balloon Race, Forest Park, MO.
Sept. 27-29: Quad Cities Balloon Festival, East Moline, IL.
Oct. 26: Standup Ankeny Baptist Church, Ankeny, IA.
Oct. 18-20: Balloon over Mt Vernon, Mt Vernon, IL.
Dec. 6-8: Bluffs & Valley Balloon Rally, Calendonia, MN.
                                             2012
Feb. 25: Tim's Long Jump (Long Jump #3); 238 Miles, 4 Hrs 3 Min, Top Speed-70, Top Altitude-13,200 Ft
June 2: Pleasant Hill, IA; Tether
June 5: Royal Family Kids Camp, Tether
July 13-15: Pella, IA; Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest
July 20-22: Waterford, WI; Waterford Balloon Rally
July 27-Aug 4: Indianola, IA; National Balloon Classic
Aug. 11: Altantic, IA; Tether
Aug. 17-19: Centrailia, IL; Centralia Balloon Fest
Aug. 24-26: Lincoln, IL; Arts & Balloon Festival
Aug. 31 Sept 3: Colorado Springs, CO; Colorado Balloon Classic
Sept. 7-9: Topeka, KS; Huff N Puff
Sept. 15: Atlantic, IA; Fly Iowa, Tether
Sept. 28-30: East Moline, IL; Quad Cities Balloon Festival
Oct. 19-21: Wakefield, NE; Wakefield Balloon Fest
Oct. 17: Ankeny Baptist Church, Standup
Dec. 7-9: Caledonia, MN; Bluff & Valley Balloon Rally
                                         2011
Jan. 29: Tim's Long Jump (Long Jump #2); 117 Miles, 3 Hrs 30 Min, Top Speed-75.2, Top Altitude-13,352 Ft.
Feb. 4-6: Hudson, WI; Hudson Hot Air Affair
June 10-12: Sioux Falls, SD; Great Plains Balloon Rally
June 17-19: Galena, IL; Great Galena Balloon Race
July 2-4: Quasicentenial Manilla, IA; (2 Tethers)
July 15-17: Waterford, WI; Waterford Balloon Rally
July 29- aug 6: Indianola, IA; National Balloon Classic
Aug. 26-28: Lincoln, IL; Arts & Balloon Festival
Sept. 2-5: Colorado Springs, CO; Colorado Balloon Classic
Sept. 9-11: Topeka, KS; Huff N Puff
Sept. 23-25: East Moline, IL; Quad Cities Balloon Festival
Dec. 2-4: Caledonia, MN; Bluff & Valley Balloon Rally
                                      2010
Feb. 5-7: Hudson, WI; Hudson Hot Air Affair
June 7: Royal Family Kids Camp; Tether
June 11-13: Sioux Falls, SD; Great Plains Balloon Rally
June 18-20: Galena, IL; Great Galena Balloon Race
July 16-18: Ft. Madison, IA; Balloons Over The Mississippi
July 30-aug 7: Indianola, IA; National Balloon Classic
Aug. 14-22: International Festival De Montgolfieres Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Aug. 27-29: Lncoln, IL; Arts & Balloon Festival
Sept. 2-6: Colorado Springs; Colorado Balloon Classic
Sept. 10-12: Topeka, KS; Huff N Puff
Oct. 15: Evelyn Davis Park Des Moines, IA; Standup
Dec. 3-5: Caledonia, MN; Bluff & Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally
Dec. 18: Tim's Long Jump Flight (Long Jump #1), 110 Miles, 3 hrs. 13 min., Top Speed-43, Top Altitude-10,900 Ft.
                                    2009
July 17-19: Ft. Madison, IA; Balloons Over The Mississippi
July 31-Aug. 8: Indianola, IA; National Balloon Classic
Aug. 9-16: International Festival De Montgolfieres Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Aug. 29: Huxley, IA; Prairiefest;Tether
Sept. 5-7: Colorado Springs, CO; Colorado Balloon Classic
Dec. 4-6: Caledonia, MN; Bluff & Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally
                                     2008
June 9: Royal Family Kids Camp; Tether
June 12: Altoona Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Standup
June 21: Simpson College Alumni Weekend Standup
June 28: Farmington, IA; Tether (Too Windy)
July 25-Aug. 2: Indianola, IA; National Balloon Classic
Sept. 14: Runnells Chuch; Standup (Too Windy)
Sept. 20: Boy Scout Jamboree Standup
Oct.11: Lukemia-Light the Night, Candlestick
Oct.18: Hike-A-Bike-A-Trike-A-Thon, Missionary Fundraiser
Nov.1: Taste of Ankeny, Glow
Dec. 5-7: Caledonia, MN; Bluff & Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally