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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…

Canberra’s most striking export gets a hot air balloon mate

11th December 2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Recently, the National Gallery of Australia, based in Canberra, reported that it had commissioned artist Patricia Piccinini to make a

Hot air balloons take lead in new space race

14th October 2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Commercial enterprises trying to reinvigorate space travel have increased in number in recent years. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is one of

Prizewinning artists unveils 100-foot tall mirror balloon

23rd July 2019 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

California-based artist Doug Aitken has revealed the fruits of his latest commission; a 100 foot tall hot air balloon covered in a Mylar reflective coating which will travel to various destinations in the USA on a

Daring true story of East German escape comes to big screen

2nd July 2019 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

This week sees this UK premiere of director Michael Herbig’s German-language film ‘Balloon’. The epic true story tells of how two families attempt to escape the regime of East Germany by flying into West Germany in

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 Jo Bailey 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…