Carolina festival raises $60k for non-profit groups

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on November 27, 2013

Thousands of people attended the 40th Carolina BalloonFest last month, helping organisers to raise $60k for local non-profit (more…)

Leon International Balloon Festival hailed a success

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on November 20, 2013

The Leon International Balloon Festival saw hot air balloons in a variety of sizes and shapes take to the skies of Mexico on Friday.

The hugely popular event has attracted millions of people – including both pilots and visitors – from all over (more…)

Hot air balloons to take people to space by 2016

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Mark Smith on November 13, 2013

World View Enterprises has reported that it will soon be able to take people on hot air balloon rides to the edge of space.

Expected to become a reality in 2016, the flights would take passengers up to a height of 30km – or 18.6 miles – and each ticket (more…)

Balloon Rally reaches milestone in New Mexico

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on November 6, 2013

The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally marked its 30th anniversary at the end of October, with 38 pilots gathering in New Mexico to celebrate.

The non-profit organisation behind the event operates an invitation-only (more…)