Sid Cutter

It is with deep sadness and humility that World Balloon acknowledges the May 21, 2011 passing of its founder, Sid Cutter. His list of accomplishments is very long and includes being the co-founder of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, founding the Albuquerque Aerostatic Ascension Association, founding World Balloon and contributing significantly to making Albuquerque the ballooning capital of the world. He truly was one of the greats in the world of Hot Air Ballooning and he will be truly missed.

As the current owner of World Balloon, I will personally never forget the opportunity he has unknowingly created for me and my current team. Without him and his efforts, ballooning wouldn't be what it is today, and I surely wouldn't be where I am today. For that I will always be eternally grateful and will always strive to live up to the standards he set for contributing and giving back to both the community and the sport of Hot Air Ballooning. Our hearts and prayers also go out to Sid's family, and we pray that God will comfort them and lay his hands on them in their time of loss and grieving.

God Speed Sid! Gentle breezes and easy landings!

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