World record holder to headline Filipino balloon festival

28th March 2017    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    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    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    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 […]