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A day in the life of Clive Bailey

22/02/2021 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons Pilots

Clive Bailey is the Chief Pilot and, alongside Jo Bailey, is the Business owner of Bailey Balloons and Aerosaurus Balloons. Clive gained his Commercial Hot Air Balloon Pilots Licence in 1992, and is also a qualified instructor. He is the weather advisor for the Western Region Balloon Club, and is…

Bailey Balloons founder named among people who make Bristol great

14/01/2020 philip Hot Air Balloons Pilots

As dawn breaks over a new decade, we at Bailey Balloons were delighted to see our founder Clive Bailey name-checked in the Bristol Post as one of the reasons why our city was a great place to be in

Priest in world record attempt to reach space by hot air balloon

14/11/2019 philip Hot Air Balloons Pilots

Ukrainian adrenaline junkie Fyodor Konyukhov is no stranger to achieving daredevil feats of human endurance, but his latest endeavour promises to be one of his most audacious yet. The 67-year-old adventurer – who is

World record holder to headline Filipino balloon festival

28/03/2017 philip Hot Air Balloons Pilots

This year’s edition of the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival is set to be led by a Japanese balloonist and world record holder. The event, which is

Russian explorer plans next world record attempt

14/03/2017 philip Hot Air Balloons Pilots

Fedor Konyukhov, the famous Russian adventurer, has recently outlined his plans for his next world record attempt. The 64-year-old is planning to break the

Russian adventurer sets sights on two world records

27/12/2016 philip Hot Air Balloons Pilots

A world famous Russian explorer has

Balloons and a biplane spotted over Gloucestershire

11/10/2016 philip Hot Air Balloons Pilots

Anyone who was in the county of Gloucestershire may have noticed two hot air balloons and a biplane in the county’s blue skies on the morning of October 10th. A specially adapted

Helium balloon world record broken by duo

12/02/2015 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons Pilots

Two hot air balloon pilots have set a new record for the longest distance travelled by humans in a gas balloon. In order to break the official world distance record for human flight in a

Daring underground hot air balloon flight completed successfully

16/10/2014 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons Pilots

Hot air balloon rides, from Gloucester to Ghana, are extremely common, but there are not many that could match one of the most unusual flights ever to have taken place, which occurred recently in the Balkans. An Austrian hot air balloon pilot flew

Australian woman is hot air balloon champion

25/09/2014 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons Pilots

Nicola Scaife has soared to victory as the first ever Women’s World Hot Air Balloon Championship winner. The Australian took part in a