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From where was Uranus discovered?

13th June 2020 Mark Features

The seventh planet of the solar system is actually visible to the naked eye – if you know where to look – but it was the first planet discovered using a telescope. Once it was discovered, the

What should you wear in a hot air balloon ride?

12th June 2020 Mark Features

You are gearing up for your big trip. Maybe it is the first time you have been in a hot air balloon. You cannot wait to take some amazing pictures, and see some awesome sights, but you also

Norwich hot air balloon enthusiast continues fundraising in lockdown

19th May 2020 Mark Features

The lockdown may have put a temporary pause on our day-to-day activities, but for a pensioner from Norwich, quarantine is no deterrent to her determination to raise money for Marie Curie cancer care in the

How Bristol became the ballooning capital of the country

17th April 2020 Mark Features

To say that hot air ballooning in Bristol is a big deal would be an understatement. From its history as the birthplace of modern ballooning, to its present as at

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