The World Balloon Corporation was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1975
to organize the first Albuqueque International Balloon Fiesta. The event has
grown to become one of the two largest balloon events in the world. Today
World Balloon Corporation contains a FAR part 141 Balloon Flight School with
several instructors, a professional balloon ride operation, and a corporate program
for clients in private industry.
Around 1980, WBC designed and built two large four person pressurized thermal
airships of identical type. Both ships were sold to the Anheuser-Busch Corporation
of St Louis, Missouri, and advertised various brands of beer.
One of the two WBC Thermal Airship prototypes.
For more information please visit the official
World Balloon Corporation Homepage.