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The Beauty and history of Bath: Wonderful things to see and do

19th August 2016 amy General

The city of Bath sits a mere stone’s throw from the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds, and is a beautiful city with a lot of history. It is believed that it was first discovered by the Celts, but it is the Romans who truly left their mark on Bath, drawn…

21st Birthday Competitions

9th August 2016 Jo Bailey Competitions, General, News

Bailey Balloons are celebrating 21 years of  Champagne Balloon Flights and to comemmorate we are running two competitions for you to win your own Hot Air Balloon flight experience! Competition 1 – Fiesta Raffle If you are attending the 2016 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 11th – 14th August, pop along…

How to plan a romantic hot air balloon proposal over Bath

25th April 2016 Mark General, Hot Air Balloon Rides, News

Hot air balloon rides are not just for thrill seekers and people looking for something different to do with their weekend, as they are also great for romantic partners who want to do something special. There is a

Clive Bailey represents Great Britain in the 60th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race 2016 with John Rose

12th April 2016 Jo Bailey General

Clive Bailey & John Rose are representing Great Britan in the 60th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race. It ia an amazing race where 30 teams will compete to fly the longest distance from the starting point in Gladbech, Germany. The Balloons are the ‘old style” gas balloons filled with hydrogen…

Solar Balloon To Fly Over Swiss Alps

19th January 2016 Jo Bailey General, News

Not many people can claim to be excited for January, with the hangover of Christmas and the seemingly never ending cold, gloomy British days, but, Jo & Clive Bailey are excited for January to finally be here!  The reason?  They are taking the world’s first passenger certified solar powered hot…

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…

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…

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…