Hot Air Balloon Pilots

King of Balloons honoured more than 200 years later

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on November 2, 2016

The first hot air balloon pilot in England has recently been honoured, over 200 years after his first flight.

The Royal Aeronautical Society honoured (more…)

British balloon enthusiast smashes World Record

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Barry on March 23, 2016

Andrew Holly, from Bristol, has recently completed a challenge, successfully flying over 48 US states in 33 days, breaking the current record of (more…)

South Carolina school welcomes hot air balloon to assembly

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Susan on March 18, 2016

A school in Fort Mill, South Carolina, had an unusual assembly recently, featuring a hot air balloon.

Lee Teitsworth travelled to (more…)

Russian explorer to travel the world in a hot air balloon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Susan on November 13, 2015

A well known adventurer from Russia is planning to travel around the world in a hot air balloon, without stopping.

Fedor Konyukhov visited Bristol in 2014, along with (more…)

Veteran balloonist to start building again in Shropshire

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on August 13, 2015

Per Lindstrand, the adventurer famous for the first crossing of the Atlantic in a hot air balloon (with Sir Richard Branson), has announced plans to start manufacturing hot air balloons again.

He will be bringing balloon making back to (more…)

Balloonist to revive Oswestry factory

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Barry on May 27, 2015

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd has announced that it will restart production at a Shropshire factory.

The move will restore 19 local jobs that were recently lost in the closure of renowned pilot (more…)

Paragliding pair jumpstart stunt from balloon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on February 25, 2015

A couple of paragliding enthusiasts have launched themselves from a hot air balloon at 14,700 feet.

Horacio Llorens, from Spain, and Argentinian HernĂ¡n Pitocco performed the stunt, and for (more…)

Record-breaking balloon journey ends in success

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Barry on February 5, 2015

Early morning on Sunday 25th January, an experienced ballooning team took off from Saga, Japan, in an attempt to break two world records.

Leonid Tiukhtyaev and Troy Bradley were attempting to (more…)

Endurance balloonist reaches for new world record

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on January 22, 2015

A Canadian extreme balloonist, Dr Sandra Rolfe, recently completed another long-haul hot air balloon flight in an attempt to break an endurance record for an AX-04 craft.

She took off near Plantagenet, Ontario, at sunrise on the 13th January, landing (more…)

Short film commemorates hot air balloon record

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 25, 2014

In a recent video, Sir Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand recall crossing the transatlantic for the first time in a hot air balloon.

The video is part of a series of (more…)

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