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Gas Balloonists Surpass Distance and Duration Records in trans-Pacific flight!

30th January 2015 Jo Bailey News

The Two Eagles balloon piloted by American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev has passed some major milestones today! Shortly before 10pm GMT last night, 5 hours and 5 minutes into their flight, the Two Eagles balloon passed the 5,209-mile (8,383 km) mark in its transpacific journey. This surpasses the…

Pacific Balloon Heading Towards Continental US

29th January 2015 Jo Bailey News

The ‘Two Eagles’ gas balloon with pilots Leonid Tiukhtyaev and Troy Bradley on board is flying well and is heading towards the mainland United States and Canada. The team have predicted that the balloon will reach it’s first goal; the first successful crossing of the Pacific Ocean in a gas…

Update From Two Eagles HQ

28th January 2015 Jo Bailey News

The team at Two Eagles HQ have received some great photos from Pilots Leonid Tiukhtyaev and Troy Bradley on their journey across the Pacific in a gas balloon. Remember you can track the balloons progress at Here is the latest update from Mission Control in Albuquerque, New Mexico: ‘Both pilots have…

Trans-Pacific Gas Balloon Flight Record Attempt

27th January 2015 Jo Bailey News

Troy Bradley of the USA and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia launched from Saga, Japan in the early hours of Sunday 25th January local time in their gas balloon ‘Two Eagles’ beginning their attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean. They hope to break the world distance and duration records for flights…

Getting a glimpse of Gloucester from a hot air balloon

25th January 2015 Jo Bailey Features

Gloucester is a city located in the south west of England and lies on the River Severn. The city is also surrounded by natural areas of beauty, including the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. This makes it a popular place to live and visit. The city was founded by…

What makes Taunton hot air balloon rides great

23rd January 2015 Jo Bailey Features

Taunton is a town in Somerset, located on the banks of the River Tone. It is primarily known as a cricketing town, with Somerset County Cricket Club being based here, but as anyone who has visited Taunton will tell you, there is much more to it than that. The town…

Travellers to enjoy an Indian summer in balloon

22nd January 2015 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloon News

Tourists who visit Goa later in the year will have the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride through the skies of the Indian state. The Tourism Department of Goa has made the decision to launch both

Hot Air Ballooning Facts

15th January 2015 Jo Bailey General, News

Hot air balloon technology was the first method developed capable of making human flight a reality. Unmanned hot air balloons have been around for hundreds of years. Hot Air balloons known as Kongming lanterns were used in China in 220-280AD for military signalling.             Some…

Lord Mayor’s hot air balloon to visit Arizona

9th January 2015 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons at Events

A balloon connected to London’s Lord Mayor is set to make an appearance at the 2015 Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair. Thanks to an invitation from the family who were responsible for

Clive Bailey Flies Julia Bradbury for ITV’s The Wonder of Britain

5th January 2015 Jo Bailey News

  Clive Bailey flew Julia Bradbury, the TV presenter, for her new series that starts Tuesday 6th January 2015 at 9.00 pm on ITV.           The series of five programmes looks at the buildings, industry, coast, royalty and the countryside of Britain. In this first programme…