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Bristol Balloon Flights

30/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

We had some spectacular hot air balloon flights over the last Bank Holiday week-end. We also saw some strange things from the balloons-see below! On Sunday evening we flew directly across Bristol, flying directly over the SS Great Britain, Queen’s Square with the Teepees for the EatDrinkBristol Fashion, and even…

Artist Patricia Piccinini unveils controversial hot air balloon

27/05/2013 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons at Events

World renowned artist Patricia Piccinini shocked onlookers with a rather unusual new art installation. The international artist unveiled her new project, named

Bank Holiday Hot Air Balloon Rides

26/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

Some photos of our air hot air balloon flights over the Bank Holiday week-end. So lucky to have some glorious and warm sunshine over this week-end! Remember you can book your balloon flight now as well and for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

TripAdvisor Awards Bailey Balloons With A 2013 Certificate Of Excellence

24/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

TripAdvisor is delighted to recognise Bailey Balloons with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places Bailey Balloons in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.   Certificate of Excellence 2013 Congratulations! Bailey Balloons…

Popping Bottles of Champagne

22/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

We were with Michel Reichenbach, the president of the Chateau d’Oex Balloon Fiesta which happens every January in the Swiss Alps. After a sunny day filled with amazing balloon flights floating amongst the snow-clad mountains, Michel said we would celebrate with a traditional Champagne toast. Michel decided to open the…

Hot Air Balloon Ground Retrieve Crew

21/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

  Without our hot air balloon crew we would not be able to fly our balloons! They are an essential part of hot air ballooning! Here are some of our ground crew with Carol Kirkwood, weather presenter for BBC Breakfast. The crew role includes: Welcoming the passengers, Helping set up…

The Weekend Hot Air Balloon Flights

18/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

  Spring as we all know has been late this year and the Bluebells are looking wonderful now whereas last year they were out much earlier in April. This week we have had some stunning morning hot air balloon flights from Bristol, Bath and Monmouth.       The weather pattern…

Landing On A Farm In South Wales With The Farmer On Board

16/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

  This morning we flew from Llanarth our beautiful launch site in South Wales taking off just after 7.00 am and having a stunning balloon flight landed about 8.10 am.         We had a farmer on board and actually landed at his farm, Upper White Castle Farm!…

Amazing hot air balloon collection by Cameron Balloons

13/05/2013 Jo Bailey Balloon Ride Innovation

Cameron Balloons has been showing off its spectacular collection of wonderful hot air balloons, which features everything from film stars to children’s book icons and

Congratulations To Nick For Acheiving His Pilots License

11/05/2013 Jo Bailey News

Congratulations to Nick Dunnington, our star crew on achieving his private pilot’s license for Balloons (PPL balloons). We are dleighted for him- although he probably won’t be crewing as much for us! A balloon pilot’s license is similar to a pilot’s license for fixed wing aeroplanes. The private pilot’s license…