April2015

Tamil poem balloon project launched

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on April 29, 2015

A scheme to build a new hot air balloon that features all 1,330 couplets of the Thirukkural in Tamil and English was started earlier this month.

The idea behind the poetic project is to spread awareness of the Tamil language across (more…)

What to look out for on your flight over Kent

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Mark Smith on April 28, 2015

Kent is one of the Home Counties, as it borders Greater London and is situated on the south east tip of England. The county has plenty of beautiful landmarks and landscapes to offer, making hot air balloon trips very popular in this area.

However, what exactly is there to look out for on (more…)

Sailing through the skies of Sussex

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Susan on April 26, 2015

Sussex is located in the southeast of England and boasts a beautiful countryside that can be seen for miles. This makes the county the perfect place to charter a hot air balloon ride, as you can take in the scenery whilst having a relaxing flight.

There are plenty of landmarks to look out for too, as Sussex offers (more…)

Norfolk from above: what is there to see?

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on April 24, 2015

Norfolk is located in the east of England and is one of the counties that make up East Anglia. It is home to some of the most well-known landmarks in the country, which makes the area the perfect destination to take a hot air balloon trip.

There is plenty to see in Norfolk, with many people taking a hot air balloon trip within the city of Norwich. Most people will search for its (more…)

Fly in a hot air balloon without leaving the ground

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on April 22, 2015

The virtual reality headgear manufacturer Oculus VR has developed a program that simulates a hot air balloon flight over a mountainous environment.

In the virtual reality game, the user wears a special headset to take the role of (more…)

Soaring over the skies of Suffolk

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Mark Smith on

The county of Suffolk is located in the east of England, and offers visitors to the area a delightful contrast of rural and urban backdrops. Many people choose to view the delights of the East Anglian region from above by booking a hot air balloon ride. (more…)

Balloon acrobats perform in London borough

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on April 15, 2015

An acrobatic troupe that uses hot air balloons for its performances kept crowds of people entertained in Hounslow’s Bell Square last Saturday.

The group is called Dream Engine and it specialises in performing aerial (more…)

Balloon ride inspires young writers

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on April 8, 2015

Pupils from Stafford’s Rowley Park Academy recently experienced a hot air balloon ride as a way to help them find inspiration for creative writing.

A local ballooning firm provided the craft for the event. It landed on the school playing field and (more…)

Sotonians ask council to bring back balloon festival

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on April 1, 2015

The people of Southampton are once again calling for their local authority to reinstate the city’s annual balloon and flower event.

Over three thousand have signed a new petition to see the (more…)