Hot Air Balloon Rides

Grand Rapids resident celebrates century in a hot air balloon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on September 27, 2016

A woman celebrating her 100th birthday recently fulfilled her lifelong dream to ride in a hot air balloon.

Evelyn Jansma turned 100 years old on (more…)

Hot air balloon pilot surprises children by landing at their school

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Mark Smith on February 3, 2016

Two Hertfordshire children recently became the talk of their school, as their dad’s hot air balloon landed in the school grounds.

Adrian Brown, aged 47, was enjoying (more…)

Man jumps from hot air balloon without parachute

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 28, 2015

Brave skydiver Antti Pendikainen recently took on and completed a challenge to jump from a hot air balloon without a parachute.

As the hot air balloon soared across the sky at 13,000 ft (more…)

Touring space becomes a reality following successful testing

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 22, 2015

Tourists may soon be able to travel to the edge of space, thanks to a small company in Tucson, Arizona.

Although Richard Branson is the name most often associated with space flights, a company called (more…)

Irish company aims to make proposing easier

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Susan on December 4, 2015

A company based in the Emerald Isle has recently been created with the aim of creating stress-free proposals of marriage.

The new business, Propose2Me.com, is the first of its kind in Ireland, and will (more…)

Intrepid centenarian gets airborne in balloon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on September 25, 2015

An adventurous Glaswegian senior, Chrissie Miller, took to the air in a balloon for a flight lasting one hour.

Ms. Miller had travelled widely when she was younger and she had also watched (more…)

Minnesota woman celebrates 100 years with hot air balloon ride

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Mark Smith on June 25, 2015

A lively resident of Rochester in the US state of Minnesota has recently underlined the point that age should be no barrier when it comes to enjoying a balloon flight.

Maxine Schultz celebrated her centenary by taking a specially (more…)

Fly in a hot air balloon without leaving the ground

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on April 22, 2015

The virtual reality headgear manufacturer Oculus VR has developed a program that simulates a hot air balloon flight over a mountainous environment.

In the virtual reality game, the user wears a special headset to take the role of (more…)

Balloon ride inspires young writers

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on April 8, 2015

Pupils from Stafford’s Rowley Park Academy recently experienced a hot air balloon ride as a way to help them find inspiration for creative writing.

A local ballooning firm provided the craft for the event. It landed on the school playing field and (more…)

Daredevil hot air balloonist offers passenger flights over Mount Everest

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Susan on December 18, 2014

A renowned Australian balloonist, Chris Dewhirst, is offering people the chance to enjoy a hot air balloon trip over the world’s highest mountain.

Each trip costs a minimum of $4.8m, which is around £3m. While this is (more…)

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