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Nine-year-olds take to skies over Gloucester

11th February 2019 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

There were a few raised eyebrows from residents living near Field Court Junior School near Quedgeley, Gloucester recently as locals reported witnessing a sizeable hot air balloon ascending and descending into the school’s sports field at least two dozen times.

Sussex couple to attempt record-breaking trans-Atlantic ballooning feat

14th January 2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Thrill-seekers Mike Scholes and Debbie Day from Burgess Hill will make their record-breaking attempt to travel by hot air balloon from Dartmouth in

Nottingham hot air ballooners celebrate club’s 40th anniversary

27th November 2018 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

A members’ ballooning club in the East Midlands has recently turned 40 years old. When Nottinghamshire businessman John Webster started

Mysterious old-fashioned balloon gets Oxford talking

27th July 2018 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

Residents in Oxford were left speculating over the appearance of an unusual pair of flying vehicles on Wednesday night – a modern helicopter on the tail of an old-fashioned hot air balloon. Some locals had joked that the airborne scene could have been

Watch our video of a Balloon Flight from Bath

8th June 2017 Features, General, Hot Air Balloon Stories, News

Ever wondered what it is like to fly in a Hot Air Balloon with Bailey Balloons?  Watch our latest video put together by filming Wizard Josh who works in the Bailey Balloons office!  He took a flight with Clive from Bath in May 2017. (Turn sound up) Now you’ve had a taste of what to expect […]

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 […]

Bristol to build world’s biggest hot air balloon

24th October 2016 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

The world’s largest hot air balloon is set to be made in Bristol, as the city’s own

101-year-old lady takes hot air balloon flight

13th September 2016 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Gladys Brown proved that age is no barrier to having a good time, when she ascended the skies of Boulder County in a hot air balloon. Gladys, who is from Louisville, embarked on the unique journey in honour of

Once blind American teen gets to see hot air balloons again

25th July 2016 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

A Wisconsin teenager recently attended the Waterford Balloon Festival after fearing that she may never get to

Russian voyager sets off on round the world hot air balloon journey

13th July 2016 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

Russian daredevil Fedor Konyukhov, has set off on a solo trip around the world in a hot air balloon. Taking off from