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Massive turnout at Mexican festival

27th November 2014 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons at Events

Around 200 hot air balloons took to the skies above the city of Leon recently, as the annual International Balloon Festival got underway in Mexico. More than 400,000 spectators gathered at

The reasons why it is safe to balloon in the UK

24th November 2014 Jo Bailey Features

When thinking about taking a hot air balloon ride, the one thing that holds a lot of people back is wondering whether or not hot air balloons are really safe. So many people who would love to soar in the skies on

Happy Montgolfier Day, 21st November!

21st November 2014 Jo Bailey General, News

François Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent, marquis d’ Arlandes, made the first untethered hot-air balloon flight, flying 5.5 miles over Paris in approximately 25 minutes on 21st November 1783. Their cloth balloon was made by two French paper-making brothers Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, inventors of the world’s first successful…

What should companies consider before buying a new balloon?

Jo Bailey Features

Any business that uses hot air balloons, whether for rides, sightseeing or promotion, will have to make a number of important decisions before adding a new balloon to its fleet. New hot air balloons and the equipment that

Rope swinging from hot air balloons is the latest craze

13th November 2014 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons and Celebrities

Hot air balloon flights in Bristol, Baltimore, Bali, and beyond have always been extremely popular, as have hot air balloon competitions, but now there is a new and more extreme ballooning activity that is gathering pace: hot air balloon rope swinging. This involves a group of adrenalin junkies taking

Filming for BBC1 Glorious Gardens From Above

6th November 2014 Jo Bailey General, News

We are very proud to have been involved in a new series starting daily for three weeks on BBC1 from 10th November called Glorious Gardens from Above. The BBC wanted to film gardens that are not normally seen from above and often remain hidden to the public. They came up…