December2014

Salute the Royal Parks of London on a hot air balloon ride

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on December 30, 2014

One of the greenest capitals in the world, nearly 40% of Greater London is made up of parks, woodlands and other green spaces. With no fewer than eight Royal Parks, taking them in by flight on a hot air balloon trip is an (more…)

Thoroughbred, Royal and racing heritage from hot air balloons over Surrey

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Susan on December 27, 2014

Home to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this home county is almost tailor made for hot air balloon rides. With numerous attractions appealing to all, it is a delight to explore from (more…)

Short film commemorates hot air balloon record

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 25, 2014

In a recent video, Sir Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand recall crossing the transatlantic for the first time in a hot air balloon.

The video is part of a series of (more…)

Bathe in the beauty of a hot air balloon flight across Bath

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Susan on December 20, 2014

One of the most beautiful cities in England, Bath is unsurprisingly a top destination for tourists from all across the world. Set among the rich and lush Somerset landscape, it is perhaps at its most wonderful from (more…)

Daredevil hot air balloonist offers passenger flights over Mount Everest

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Susan on December 18, 2014

A renowned Australian balloonist, Chris Dewhirst, is offering people the chance to enjoy a hot air balloon trip over the world’s highest mountain.

Each trip costs a minimum of $4.8m, which is around £3m. While this is (more…)

Couple exchange vows in a hot air balloon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on December 11, 2014

Sara and Joseph Stewart were married during a hot air balloon flight over their hometown.

The balloon pilot and one of the couples’ close friends (more…)

Hot air balloon stuffing event to raise money for charity

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on December 4, 2014

On Saturday, a group of people in the US will attempt to break the record for stuffing a hot air balloon.

The charity event in Michigan will (more…)

Dreaming of spires in a balloon over Oxfordshire

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on December 1, 2014

Many people wish to rise into the skies above Oxford, with the dreaming spires of the city the inspiration for many a keen academic.

However, the colleges of the (more…)