Night-time balloon event to take place for charity

September 25th, 2014

A Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon festival is to return this coming weekend in order to help out the Meadows Makeover Group.

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Woman celebrates 90th birthday in the sky

September 17th, 2014

An elderly lady from Forest Grove, in the US state of Oregon, recently flew to new heights for a Read the rest of this entry »


Three notable ballooning world records

September 17th, 2014

Ballooning has become something of a craze in the past few years. Richard Branson, record breaking entrepreneur, could be deemed responsible for the rise in popularity of balloon flights, as he has set a particular standard for further world records to be broken in the vessels.

First crossing of the Atlantic by Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon

Perhaps the first notable ballooning world record to be mentioned should be one of Richard Branson’s himself. One of his most famous world records included him being the first hot air balloonist to cross the Atlantic sea, which is described to be quite a feat in a mobile airborne balloon that relies on specific weather conditions.

Record hot air balloon take off

There are attempts to beat mass hot air balloon take offs every year, with some even being beaten at the same festival or event each time. The most recent record-breaking attempt took place in France in 2013, where 408 balloons from 14 different countries took off in Chambley, beating a record that had only just been set a few days previous.

Around the world

The first balloonist to travel the world by himself inside a hot air balloon was Steve Fossett. He is known for his many achievements in aviation, with one of them being to successfully navigate the world in less than 15 days. This last successful effort was actually his sixth attempt at breaking the record, as five times previous he did not manage to break it.

These are just three of the top world records broken by hot air balloons, most notable because they were hot air balloon firsts. As more records are set and more people become interested in hot air ballooning, it is expected that the future will bring many more record breaking attempts at various challenges in a hot air balloon.


Gloucestershire balloon team celebrates three years of racing victory

September 11th, 2014

For the third consecutive year, the British Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot Air Balloon balloon rides Hot Air Balloon National Championship has been taken home by the The Gossard balloon and its team. The competition took place in Berkeley, South Gloucestershire, where the champions themselves are Read the rest of this entry »


Three of the world’s best sights to see from a balloon

September 11th, 2014

Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot air balloon rides balloon rides Hot air balloon rides have become something of a craze in the past few years, with more people booking them for special occasions and record numbers of visitors reported at some of the Read the rest of this entry »


Review of the Bristol International Balloon Festival 2014

September 5th, 2014

The beginning of August 2014 saw the 36th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta get off to a flying start, with hundreds of balloons involved in the take-off and flocks of spectators witnessing the Read the rest of this entry »


Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic kicks off with successful launches

September 4th, 2014

The 23rd annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic got started on Wednesday, 27th August, beginning the five days of flights in the capital city of Read the rest of this entry »