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Balloons fill the sky for Hunter Valley Fiesta

October 30th, 2013

A fleet of 20 hot air balloons took to the sky for Australia’s annual Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta over the weekend, with the weather staying clear enough for the crowds of Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Richard Parry wins 2013 Queen’s Cup Balloon Race

October 23rd, 2013

A Gloucestershire Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon pilot has been awarded with the UK’s oldest sporting trophy after finishing first in the Queen’s Cup race.

After travelling nearly 200 miles in Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Hot air balloon festivals – a basic guide

October 16th, 2013

Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot air balloon balloon rides Hot air balloon festivals make for perfect family days out. Regardless of whether they are avid hot air balloon experts or complete newbies to the hobby, adults and Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Elvis and Darth Vader appear at Albuquerque ballooning event

October 16th, 2013

Both Elvis and Darth Vader made a flying appearance at the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The two icons were there in the form of specially-designed Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

The science behind hot air balloons

October 11th, 2013

The first Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon was designed by Joseph and Jaques Montgolfier in France. After a number of attempts to launch the vehicle without a passenger, several Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Irish ballooning event showcases new technology

October 9th, 2013

Drumshanbo in County Leitrim hosted the 2013 Irish Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot Air Balloon balloon rides Hot Air Balloon Championships at the end of September, with the Irish Ballooning Association hailing the event a success.

The contest has come a long way since it was first held in 1971, with many of this year’s competitors making use of the new Viewranger navigation system app on their Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival draws the crowds

October 3rd, 2013

The 41st annual Adirondack Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot Air Balloon balloon rides Hot Air Balloon Festival in New York has been hailed a success, despite poor weather conditions developing over the later days.

Flight conditions on the first day of the event were perfect with a beautifully Read the rest of this entry »