October2014

Hot air balloons used to raise money for charity

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on October 29, 2014

Recently, several charitable organisations have enlisted the help of balloon pilots to help them to generate interest in their work and source funds.

One of the most recent examples was a (more…)

Chinese uses balloon competition to select its national team

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on October 22, 2014

The six top competitors in this year’s Wuhan ballooning contest will go on to form China’s first national hot air ballooning team.

They will represent China at (more…)

Huge crowds attend Albuquerque balloon show

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Barry on October 15, 2014

Tens of thousands of people recently gathered for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

The show ran between the (more…)

Senior pilot makes hot air balloon flight below ground

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Susan on October 8, 2014

Ivan Trifonov, 70, recently piloted his hot air balloon down into the 675ft Mamet Cave in Croatia.

The daring flight took a total of 25 minutes, and was (more…)

Hot air balloons used to teach US kids science

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on October 1, 2014

In the Knoxville area of Tennessee recently, hot air balloonists travelled around local schools demonstrating their craft and showing pupils science in action.

The teams of pilots and crews were (more…)