September2013

World’s largest balloon festival to kick off next month

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on September 25, 2013

The 42nd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will take place in the U.S. state of New Mexico in October.

Known as the largest hot air balloon festival in the world, the event’s history dates back to (more…)

First trans-Atlantic balloon cluster journey cut short

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Susan on September 19, 2013

Balloonist Jonathan Trappe from North Carolina has had to cancel his trans-Atlantic flight due to technical difficulties.

The trip began on September 12 from Caribou, Maine, and would have seen the pilot land in either Norway or North (more…)

Ohio hot air balloon festival is a success

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on September 11, 2013

The residents of Ohio were out in force at the weekend as the 2013 Van Wert Hot Air festival took over a number of the county’s fairgrounds.

With a schedule of large-scale events spread across the weekend, the festival kicked off on Thursday at the Van Wert Regional Airport. The (more…)

Washington flight event is a success

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on September 4, 2013

An aviation-themed event was held in Sequim, WA, over the weekend, with revellers getting the chance to enjoy skydiving displays, wing-walking shows and hot air balloon rides.

The Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire was (more…)