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Return of Southampton’s balloon event back on the Agenda

February 25th, 2015

The Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot Air Balloon balloon rides Hot Air Balloon and Flower Festival which last took place in Southampton 10 years ago is set to make a return, after a public petition has forced the council consider reinstating the Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Newbury set for hot air balloon celebration

February 18th, 2015

In a free event to raise money for local charities, the Newbury Showground in Berkshire will play host to a Hot Air Balloon flights in hot air balloon balloon rides hot air balloon festival this July.

Organised by the Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Dates confirmed for Bristol Balloon Fiesta

February 11th, 2015

Following last year’s successful world record landing of 90 balloons, the dates for the 37th annual Bristol International Balloon Festival have been announced.

The festival will once again feature a mass Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

The anatomy of a hot air balloon

February 9th, 2015

When floating in the sky, hot air balloons may just look like a simple floating teardrop, but closer inspection reveals that the craft are meticulously assembled to do their job perfectly.

The vehicle consists of three main parts, all of which Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Why Britain’s roads are a sight to behold from above

February 7th, 2015

When looking down at nations from the sky, one of the most notable differences between Britain and much of Europe, and certainly North America, is the layout of roads within and around cities.

Looking at any US city or suburb from above, you will notice that streets are laid out in grids, with the blocks of buildings in between them often being Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

If you like ballooning, why not try…

February 5th, 2015

Hot Air Balloon flights in Hot air balloon rides balloon rides Hot air balloon rides are an experience that rarely disappoints, and one that often acts as a gentle introduction to aviation for those who may have been slightly hesitant to soar across the air at a height of thousands of feet.

However, once they realise that they are in safe and professional hands, and that the ride is a Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Penang to launch inaugural hot air balloon festival

February 3rd, 2015

In collaboration with Tourism Malaysia, the Penang state government will host a two day hot air ballooning festival that it hopes will become an Read the rest of this entry »