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When was the first hot air balloon ride?

18th July 2020 amy Features

This history of modern hot air ballooning starts over the Channel in France. Here, it was on September 19, 1783 that the Montgolfier brothers first demonstrated the tethered flight of their aeronautical device to

Myth Busted: hot air balloon myths debunked

17th July 2020 Mark Features

Hot air ballooning is a favourite past-time for so many people. Even those who prefer to keep their feet on hard ground enjoy watching the colourful globes of hot air balloons as they fly overhead, and nothing is as

Bristolians set to be serenaded from the skies by hot air balloons

14th July 2020 amy Hot Air Balloons in the UK

The ballooning capital of the UK is getting ready to live up to its reputation this month as local artists and musicians take their music to the skies to create an immersive soundscape for the people of

Hot air balloons to give boost to space tourism

29th June 2020 Mark Hot Air Balloon Stories

Space Perspectives, a USA-based space tourist company, announced last week that it was reviving plans to take tourists to space. This time, the

Hot air ballooning starts return across Europe

16th June 2020 Mark Hot Air Balloon News

The recent lockdown has presented a challenging obstacle to hot air balloon enthusiasts across the world.

From where was Uranus discovered?

13th June 2020 Mark Features

The seventh planet of the solar system is actually visible to the naked eye – if you know where to look – but it was the first planet discovered using a telescope. Once it was discovered, the

What should you wear in a hot air balloon ride?

12th June 2020 Mark Features

You are gearing up for your big trip. Maybe it is the first time you have been in a hot air balloon. You cannot wait to take some amazing pictures, and see some awesome sights, but you also

York balloon festival gives innovative response to COVID-19 shutdown

2nd June 2020 Mark Hot Air Balloons in the UK

Lockdown has seen many get-togethers and festivals cancelled – and ballooning events are no exception – but the intrepid organisers of a balloon festival in North Yorkshire have come up with an innovative solution to

Norwich hot air balloon enthusiast continues fundraising in lockdown

19th May 2020 Mark Features

The lockdown may have put a temporary pause on our day-to-day activities, but for a pensioner from Norwich, quarantine is no deterrent to her determination to raise money for Marie Curie cancer care in the

Hot air balloon photography helps unravel Stonehenge mystery

28th April 2020 amy Hot Air Balloon Stories

The famous standing stones in Wiltshire have been baffling people for centuries and it is thanks to aerial photos from a hot air balloon that some of these questions have been answered.