Balloon Museum Pod Racing

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Balloon Museum Pod Racing – Where Excitement, Innovation, and Achievement Meet!

The Balloon Museum will host monthly FPV drone racing events, in cooperation with Southwest Pod Racing (SWPR), on the third Sunday of every month (weather permitting).

Monthly BMPR event dates through 2018:

  • BMPR 5 -- Sunday, September 23, 1:00 - 4:30 PM
  • BMPR 6 -- Saturday, October 20, 1:00 - 4:30 PM (Team Race)
  • BMPR 7 -- Sunday, November 18, 1:00 - 4:30 PM
  • BMPR 8 -- Saturday, December 15, 4 - 7:30pm Indoor (Evening) Whoop Race

First-Person-View (FPV) drone racing is a worldwide air sport, and through the Balloon Museum Pod Racing (BMPR) series, spectators will now be able to experience it in Albuquerque!

BMPR is an exciting and unique air sport spectator experience for all ages. These events include racing, live video feeds, hands-on simulators, educational demonstrations, entry to the museum's exhibitions, food truck fare and much more!

Drone racing is highly competitive and thrilling to watch. Pilots fly quad-copter drones through gates and around flags or other obstacles at high speed. The drones are agile and fast, and pilots steer them by wearing first-person view (FPV) goggles that display a live video image transmitted from the drone itself.

General public spectator admission to a BMPR event is included with payment of your regular museum admission fee.

Follow our Facebook page, BALLOON MUSEUM POD RACING, for all of the latest BMPR news and updates, or visit to find other important information.

For more information:

Albuquerque Balloon Museum

9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE

Alb., NM 87113

505-768-6020 or 311


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