December2013

Great Texas Balloon Race to host Championship event for another year

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on December 26, 2013

The Great Texas Balloon Race was recently granted permission to hold the Balloon Federation of America’s US National Championship in Longview for another year.

The group’s founder, Bill Bussey, said that he thought his team deserved the decision because of the hard work which (more…)

West Berkshire inventor listed in hot air balloon Hall of Fame

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 18, 2013

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale’s Ballooning Hall of Fame recently welcomed the Rev John M Bacon into its ranks.

The famous inventor of the petrol burner was a resident of Cold Ash from the 1870s until 1904 and is widely recognised (more…)

UNICEF world balloon tour kicks off in New Zealand

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 11, 2013

A hot air balloon was launched from Auckland earlier this week, marking the beginning of a journey to raise awareness and donations for UNICEF.

It is expected that the ‘Flying High for Kids World Balloon Project’ will last for four years – visiting over 100 countries and 200 schools during that (more…)

Nottingham marks milestone balloon flight

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on December 4, 2013

The council in Nottingham unveiled a plaque recently in honour the city’s first successful hot air balloon flight, which took place 200 years ago. The journey (more…)