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Great Texas Balloon Race

Since 1979, pilots from around the world have competed for the Texas state championships during several balloon races throughout the weekend. All events at the Great Texas Balloon Race are dependent on prevailing weather conditions. The competitive flight for Friday is NOT at the East Texas Regional Airport, but over the city of Longview and parts of Gregg County. Each morning, the flight launch and targets are determined based on prevailing winds. Outside of national competition years, the GTBR invites 50 sport and special-shaped hot air balloons.

When:

June 18-20

Where:

The Skies Over Longview LONGVIEW, Texas

More Information:

Phone: 903-753-3281

Website: greattexasballoonrace.com

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