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A guide to Bristol’s maritime history

18th March 2020 Jo Bailey Features

Founded on the bank of the River Avon, Bristol has a history of maritime prowess that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. A settlement has existed in

International Women’s Day 8th March 2020!

6th March 2020 Jo Bailey Balloon Ride Innovation, Features, Hot Air Balloon History, Hot Air Balloon Stories

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are looking back at some of the most influential women in hot air ballooning. As far back as the late 1700s women have been involved in hot air ballooning. After the Montgolfier brothers demonstrated the first ever tethered flight with humans on board in…

How do you become a hot air balloon pilot?

17th January 2020 Mark Features

Maybe ever since you watched Dorothy and Toto escape from Oz in a hot air balloon, you have been entranced by these floating domes that serenely and

Sights you would have seen from a hot air balloon in Roman Bath

19th December 2019 Mark Features

It was not until 1783 that the first manned flight of a hot air balloon ascended from French soil, but what would it have been like to explore the world from the skies if the Montgolfier brothers who invented the hot air balloon had been around at the beginning of…

Give the gift of a Bristol ballooning adventure this Christmas

27th November 2019 Mark Features

If you are searching for a unique gift to give your friends and family this festive season, then look no further than one of

Get Christmas in Bath off to a flying start with a balloon ride gift voucher

20th November 2019 Mark Features

What better way to make this Christmas one to remember than by gifting your loved ones a voucher for a scenic hot air balloon flight over the

Give the gift of an aeronautical Bristol adventure this Christmas

25th October 2019 Mark Features

Nestled in the hills of South West England, the former industrial city of Bristol is wonderful to explore from the skies. Your

Make this Christmas in Bath one to remember

18th October 2019 amy Features

With its iconic golden brickwork and ornate architecture, the Georgian city of Bath is already a picture-perfect place to spend the

Explore Bristol from the skies in a hot air balloon

24th September 2019 amy Features

From its historic docks to its magnificent bridges, Bristol is awash with intriguing examples of man’s architectural achievements

Explore inside and outside the city on a balloon ride over Bath

17th September 2019 Mark Features

Flying in a hot air balloon is an incomparable adventure that combines the exhilaration of travelling at extreme heights and