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
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
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
Space Perspectives, a USA-based space tourist company, announced last week that it was reviving plans to take tourists to space. This time, the
The recent lockdown has presented a challenging obstacle to hot air balloon enthusiasts across the world.
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
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
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
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
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.