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Exploring Bristol harbour from above and below

20/04/2021 amy Features

Although it really took shape in the 1800s, Bristol Harbour was operating as far back as the 13th century. Often referred to as the “Floating Harbour” due to its constant water level, today it is a

Guide to Bristol’s tallest buildings

17/04/2021 Mark Features

If you take a ride by hot air balloon over Bristol, there are many famous landmarks to spot, from the structural genius of the Clifton Suspension Bridge to the

Hot air balloon set to help save Welsh hospice

09/04/2021 amy Hot Air Balloon News

The difficulty of the past year has caused some financial difficulties for charities associated with supporting society’s most vulnerable. For one hospice charity in North Wales, the solution to its funding crisis is coming from an unusual source

Chance to Fly Around the world with Bailey Balloons & Yuup!

31/03/2021 Jo Bailey Competitions, General, Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloon Records, Hot Air Balloon Stories

Bailey Balloons and Yuup announce around the world balloon adventure! Bristol-based Bailey Balloons and experiences company Yuup today announced plans to circumnavigate the world in a balloon – the Yuup Flyer – promoting Bristol on the world stage and providing a unique opportunity for two Bristol residents to join the…

Canberran skies light up in hot air balloon bonanza

24/03/2021 Mark Hot Air Balloons at Events

The first week of March saw the launch of the eight-day long Annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular. This fiesta has been held annually since 1987 and offers a great way for local crowds to explore the

Why is Bristol famous for hot air balloons?

18/03/2021 amy Features

Today, Bristol has become synonymous with hot air ballooning, from its celebrated balloon manufacturers to its world-renowned fiesta event, but every legend has a story behind it. For Bristol, the celebrated relationship with balloon travel began over half a century ago, although its first recorded flight actually took place even…

Revellers delight as Florida balloon glow returns

10/03/2021 Mark Hot Air Balloons at Events

The Space Coast Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival is returning to Florida just months after it wowed crowds with a balloon glow before

Jo Bailey our MD and pilot for Bailey Balloons

07/03/2021 Jo Bailey Features, General, Hot Air Balloon News, Hot Air Balloon Stories

Jo Bailey set up Bailey Balloons over 25 years ago along with her hsuband Clive Bailey and they are both Commercial balloon pilots and qualified instructors. Jo was one of four women in the U.K. to fly the larger balloons. Clive and Jo hold the altitude record from the Bristol International…

What are the best conditions for a hot air balloon ride?

03/03/2021 amy Features

Many years ago, summertime had a reputation for supplying the best weather for a hot air balloon ride here in the UK, but the same notion doesn’t hold true today. Leading balloon operators fly whenever they can safely do so, and instead of the annual seasons, it’s specific weather conditions…

Understanding safety measures for UK hot air balloons

26/02/2021 Mark Features

Whether you’re riding in a hot air balloon in Bath or Bristol, you’re sure to find the experience both exhilarating and relaxing. Hot air balloons are an exceptionally safe way to sail through the skies, and ballooning is regulated to exacting standards by the Civil Aviation Authority, ensuring passengers are