July2013

Michigan pilot wins big at national championship

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Racing — Posted by: Susan on July 31, 2013

Paul Petrehn, a Michigan hot air balloon pilot, dealt with some difficult conditions on Sunday to take home more than £5,000 in prize money and the title of champion at this year’s U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship in (more…)

Why Britain is great for hot air ballooning

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on July 24, 2013

There are some amazing locations throughout the world to see from the sky, but there is no need to leave the country to experience some of the best hot air balloon (more…)

Elvis balloon to dominate New Jersey festival

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on

Elvis Presley will be honoured with his own hot air balloon when the 31st annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning takes place this (more…)

Ohio ballooning festival is a success

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on July 17, 2013

The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon and Skydiving Festival got off to a positive start on July 13th, with pleasant weather complementing the event.

Marking its 11th year, the (more…)

US balloon pilot sees increase in sky-high engagements

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: admin on July 10, 2013

Scott Lorenz, a balloon pilot who arranges numerous flights around the Novi and metro Detroit areas, has noticed a significant increase in the number of couples becoming (more…)

The best hot air balloon events still to come in 2013

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Mark Smith on July 9, 2013

2013 looks set to be another buoyant year for hot air ballooning, with many exciting festivals and balloon events coming up in the months ahead. A hot air balloon (more…)

Ballooning spirit runs through family in Oregon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on July 2, 2013

It has been said within the hot air balloon community that the pastime could become more of a rarity as time goes on, due to the simple fact of aging pilots. It has, (more…)