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Five weird facts about hot air ballooning

30/07/2022 philip Features

If you take to the skies in a balloon, you will be participating in the oldest type of manned aircraft flight. The first balloons were soaring above us over a century

How fast does a hot air balloon go?

28/07/2022 Jo Bailey Features

The experience of floating in a hot air balloon is unlike any other. As the name indicates, these vehicles are powered by

Information and Directions for Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2022

26/07/2022 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloons at Events, News

With Bailey Balloons you will take to the skies with up to 100 balloons and some of the most incredible special shaped hot air balloons. When you buy a champagne flight voucher to fly at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta you will receive a special launch site pass and you…

Ballooning history commemorated in Hertfordshire monument

philip Hot Air Balloon Stories

The quiet hamlet of Standon Green End in Hertfordshire is the unlikely home to one of the most significant monuments to England’s ballooning history – the spot where the first hot air balloon flight

Brides and grooms take to skies

12/07/2022 philip Hot Air Balloon News

Many engaged couples are turning to hot air balloons to help them make

London community celebrates history with hot air balloon installation

24/06/2022 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons at Events

The skies of Thamesmead in southeast London will form the background of an innovative new art installation created to honour the past, present and future

Isle of Wight welcomes return of balloon festival

10/06/2022 philip Hot Air Balloons at Events

Visitors to the Isle of Wight’s Robin Hill were last week wowed by the return of the

Celebrate Hot Air Balloon Day by making time for these events

05/06/2022 philip Hot Air Balloons at Events

June 2022 has not just brought the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations – today is also the annual Hot Air Balloon Day, which sees many festivities take place, with hot air balloon fans from across the globe taking to

London prepares for fleet of balloons this summer

26/05/2022 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloons at Events

This month saw the announcement of the Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta, which will see an array of balloons take to the skies over the

What is the age limit for a hot air balloon ride?

19/05/2022 philip Features

Taking a hot air balloon ride is an experience that no other can quite match. An aeroplane might give you some of the excitement of soaring above the clouds, but the serene drift of a balloon allows you to savour every minute you