April2014

Kentucky hot air balloon festival a success

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on April 30, 2014

Last weekend saw the Kentucky Derby Festival BalloonFest take place amongst largely favourable weather conditions.

Around 63,000 people attended the (more…)

Philippine balloon festival preparations begin

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on April 23, 2014

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) is getting ready to launch its 19th gathering next year.

Renowned as “A Weekend of Everything that Flies”, the event (more…)

Balloon glow held at Thornbury

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on April 16, 2014

A golf centre in South Gloucestershire has held a night-time hot air balloon glow and fireworks display to mark the beginning of the season for balloon pilots.

Fire-breathing was also performed (more…)

Sunny ending for Florida hot air balloon festival

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on April 9, 2014

The New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Festival took place recently, with thousands of spectators eventually turning up to watch.

After questionable weather conditions on the Friday and Saturday of the (more…)

Eye-catching aerial photography taken of Turkish landscape

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on April 2, 2014

Photographer Afonso Salcedo has captured some beautiful shots of Cappadocia, Turkey, whilst grappling with the camera from inside a hot air balloon.

Salcedo, who found this feat to be more challenging than (more…)