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World record holder to headline Filipino balloon festival

28th March 2017 Mark 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

14th March 2017 amy 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

27th December 2016 Mark Hot Air Balloons Pilots

A world famous Russian explorer has

21st November – Happy Montgolfier Day! 233 Years since first balloon flight!

21st November 2016 Balloon Ride Innovation, General, Hot Air Balloon History, Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Hot Air Balloon Stories, Hot Air Balloons Pilots, News, Uncategorised

The 21st November marks the 233rd Anniversary for the first untethered hot air balloon flight.  François Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent, marquis d’ Arlandes flew for approximately 5.5 miles over Paris on 21st November 1783.  Their balloon was made from cloth by two brothers Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier – inventors of the world’s first successful […]

Balloons and a biplane spotted over Gloucestershire

11th October 2016 amy 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

A day in the life of Clive Bailey

11th June 2016 Hot Air Balloons Pilots, Uncategorised

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 a director at the Bristol […]

Helium balloon world record broken by duo

12th February 2015 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

16th October 2014 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

25th September 2014 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

Hot air balloon passengers spot fire

8th May 2014 Hot Air Balloons Pilots

In a very fortuitous stroke of luck, a group of people who were enjoying a ride over the Cullompton skies in a hot air balloon managed to notice flames, soon alerting authorities to the blaze. The fire had broken out in an