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Record-breaking superbike balloon makes debut at Albuquerque Fiesta

October 16th, 2017

A Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon replicating a motosport bike is the largest balloon on record, according to its pilot, Herman Kleinsmit.

It made its first appearance on the circuit at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this year, where thousands of Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

First ever women’s US championship to take place in New Mexico

October 10th, 2017

Sixteen women are set to compete at a single sex national competition at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this October.

The Women’s National Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot Air Balloon balloon rides Hot Air Balloon Championship, which is accredited by Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Technology fulfils man’s wish to ride in balloon

October 3rd, 2017

A terminal cancer patient who had always yearned for a Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon ride had his wish come true.

Using a Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Pilots gear up for Canadian balloon festival

September 26th, 2017

The Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival is being held in Canada this week, attracting pilots from around the world and thousands of spectators.

American Michael Glen, the world’s only paraplegic balloon pilot, will be amongst those competing. The pilot from Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

U.S Army to lead balloon science fair

September 18th, 2017

The U.S Army Corps of engineers are to host an educational treat for children at this year’s Touchstone Energy Balloonfest.

As part of the opening day activities and entertainment, the ‘Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon hands-on science fair’ aims to Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

York to host first ever balloon fiesta

September 11th, 2017

Yorkshire skies look set to be glittered with hot air balloons from across the UK this September, when Knavesmire Racecourse welcomes the York Balloon Fiesta.

The inaugural event hopes to rival similar festivals held in other town and cities and will boast a weekend full of Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Kids invited to ballooning workshop

September 4th, 2017

Children aged 8 to 11 are invited to participate in a Discovery Workshop at this year’s Huff ‘n’ Puff Air Balloon Rally in Kansas, USA.

Budding pilots will get the enviable chance of experiencing hot air ballooning first-hand, including the opportunity of being part of Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Couple take vows in hot air balloon

August 28th, 2017

A US couple recently married in glowing, tethered balloon in front of crowds who had assembled awaiting the much-anticipated solar eclipse. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

UK pilot seeks victory at European Championships

August 21st, 2017

Balloon pilot Dominic Bareford will herald the flag for Great Britain at the European Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot Air Balloon balloon rides Hot Air Balloon Championship this August.

Taking place in Brissac, just south of Angers in north-west France, the exciting competition is set to involve Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Sir Richard Branson agrees to loan balloon to students

August 14th, 2017

Virgin kingpin Sir Richard Branson has granted the wishes of two enterprising students in their quest to meet a challenge set by Read the rest of this entry »